Parameter Setting in Language Acquisition

by Dalila Ayoun

Published: June 2003
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780826461889

       

Synopsis of Parameter Setting in Language Acquisition

Ayoun (French linguistics, U. of Arizona) provides readers with a broad overview of parameter-setting theory in first and second language acquisition, from a theoretical perspective and from an empirical perspective. The author also refines parameter-setting theory by revisiting and challenging the traditional assumptions that underlie it, based on cross-linguistic language data covering a range of phenomena. The text assumes a background in syntax sufficient to understand the numerous examples used throughout the book in support of discussion or argument, which are not discussed in great length. For graduate students and researchers in first and second language acquisition. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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