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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||14th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference - Southampton, United Kingdom|
Duration: 7 Apr 2017 → 9 Apr 2017
|Conference||14th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference|
|Abbreviated title||GASLA 14|
|Period||7/04/17 → 9/04/17|
- Second Language Acquisition
- Syntax-discourse interface
- Locative inversion
- aquisição de segunda língua
- nível quase-nativo
- interface sintaxe-discurso
- inversão locativa
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.