First Language Attrition

First Language Attrition

eBook - 2013
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This study investigates the vulnerability of mature native grammars at the interfaces in adult Spanish speakers who have been residing in the US for a mean period of five years but continue to use their L1 on a daily basis. Participants were tested on production and comprehension of subject-verb inversion on two wh-constructions: matrix questions and relative clauses. The crucial distinction between inversion in these two types of constructions is that in relative clauses it is regulated by extra-syntactic conditions such as pragmatic and/or phonological considerations, while inversion.
Publisher: Amsterdam :, John Benjamins Publishing Company,, 2013
ISBN: 9781299540651
1299540651
9789027271952
902727195X
9027202672
9789027202673
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Schmid, Monika S. - Editor

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