Is the syntax-discourse interface a locus of permanent optionality? The case of locative inversion in L2 English

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Abstract

This study investigates the acquisition of locative inversion in advanced and near-native English by L1 speakers of French and European Portuguese. Its results lend support to the view that the syntax-discourse/pragmatics interface is a locus of residual, but permanent, optionality, because L2 speakers are less than optimally efficient at integrating syntactic and contextual information in real-time language use as a by-product of bilingualism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages59-60
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event14th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference - Southampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Apr 20179 Apr 2017
https://www.southampton.ac.uk/gasla14/index.page

Conference

Conference14th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference
Abbreviated titleGASLA 14
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySouthampton
Period7/04/179/04/17
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Keywords

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • near-nativeness
  • Syntax-discourse interface
  • Locative inversion
  • aquisição de segunda língua
  • nível quase-nativo
  • interface sintaxe-discurso
  • inversão locativa

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    Teixeira, J. (2017). Is the syntax-discourse interface a locus of permanent optionality? The case of locative inversion in L2 English. 59-60. Abstract from 14th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference , Southampton, United Kingdom.