From a Romance null subject grammar to a non-null subject grammar: The syntax of subjects in advanced and near-native English

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Abstract

With a view to filling in a gap in SLA research, the present study investigates the acquisition of referential and expletive subjects and of the relative order of the subject and the verb in narrow and sentence focus contexts by L1-EP L2-English speakers and L1-French L2-English speakers.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventGoing Romance 2016 - Frankfurt
Duration: 8 Dec 201610 Dec 2016

Conference

ConferenceGoing Romance 2016
Period8/12/1610/12/16

Keywords

  • null subject
  • syntax
  • L1-EP
  • L2-English
  • L1-French
  • Second Language Acquisition

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