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Proceedings of GALA 2017

Language Acquisition and Development

Editor(s): Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes, Cristina Suárez-Gómez
Contributors: Pedro Guijarro Fuentes, Mika Konoki, Kyoko Yamakoshi, Magdalena Wojtecko, Takako Kondo, Chika Yoshida,

Book Description

This volume is a comprehensive, state-of-the-science treatment of the acquisition of different Indo- and Non-Indo-European languages in different contexts (i.e., L1, L2, L3/Ln, bi/multilingual language, heritage languages, pathology and language impairment and sign language acquisition) conducted within the generative framework. It also encompasses the diversity of methodologies and issues that can be found with contemporary research in the field. The different chapters contain original research from several different angles and provide a basis for dialogue between researchers working on diverse projects with the aim to further our understanding of how languages are acquired and, at the same time, refine and propose new theoretical constructs, such as complexity of linguistic features as a relevant factor forming children’s, adult’s and bilingual’s acquisition of syntactic, morphological, lexical and phonological structures.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-2190-2
ISBN-10: 1-5275-2190-7
Date of Publication: 01/02/2019
Pages / Size: 509 / A5
Price: £81.99


Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes is a Professor in Spanish Linguistics at the University of the Balearic Islands and has headed multiple projects on the acquisition of various phenomena on Spanish language, all funded by the British Academy, Art and Humanities Research Council, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and more recently by the European Union research foundation under the Horizon2020. He has authored and co-authored numerous journal articles, book chapters and books, published by various international publishers and in high impact journals.

Cristina Suárez-Gómez is a Senior Lecturer of English Linguistics at the University of the Balearic Islands. She belongs to the research group ViEW (Variation in English Worldwide) and is a collaborator in the compilation of the Gibraltar component of the International Corpus of English, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. She holds a European PhD in English from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2004). Her main areas of research are English historical syntax, English historical sociolinguistics, dialectal variation in English, from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives, and morphosyntactic variation in World Englishes. Her principal publications can be seen on the ViEW website.