Laura Domínguez

List of John Benjamins publications for which Laura Domínguez plays a role.


Subjects Generative linguistics | Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Romance linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


A leading hypothesis in the study of the L2 acquisition of aspect-related verbal morphemes is the Lexical Aspect Hypothesis (LAH) (Andersen, 1989, 1991; Andersen & Shirai, 1994) which claims that learners’ use of these forms is determined by the lexical properties of events. Reviews of major… read more
Clements, Maria and Laura Domínguez 2018 Chapter 7. Testing the predictions of the Scalpel Model in L3/Ln acquisition: The acquisition of null and overt subjects in L3 ChineseMeaning and Structure in Second Language Acquisition: In honor of Roumyana Slabakova, Cho, Jacee, Michael Iverson, Tiffany Judy, Tania Leal and Elena Shimanskaya (eds.), pp. 181–202 | Chapter
The Scalpel Model (SM) (Slabakova, 2017) argues that neither the L1 nor the L2 has a privileged status in L3 acquisition so transfer can occur from either the L1 or the L2 and on a property-by-property basis. We tested these predictions by examining the acquisition of Chinese null and overt… read more
This study re-examines the L2 acquisition of referential and pragmatic properties of null and overt subject pronouns by advanced English learners of Spanish under the assumption that both forms display levels of complexity at the syntax–pragmatics interface. Our main hypothesis is that null… read more
Domínguez, Laura and Glyn Hicks 2016 Synchronic change in a multidialectal Spanish community: Evidence from null and postverbal subjectsInquiries in Hispanic Linguistics: From theory to empirical evidence, Cuza, Alejandro, Lori Czerwionka and Daniel Olson (eds.), pp. 53–72 | Article
Recent developments in linguistic theory have successfully reconciled diachronic syntactic change (Biberauer & Roberts, 2006; Breibarth, Lucas, & Willis, 2008; Roberts, 2007) and intra-speaker variation (Adger & Smith, 2005, 2010; Henry, 1995; Barbiers, 2005) with Minimalist models of the language… read more
Arche, María J. and Laura Domínguez 2011 Morphology and syntax dissociation in SLA: A study on clitic acquisition in SpanishMorphology and its Interfaces, Galani, Alexandra, Glyn Hicks and George Tsoulas (eds.), pp. 291–320 | Article
This paper investigates the L2 acquisition of Spanish object clitics by L1 English learners. Spanish clitics are analyzed as bundles of agreement and referential features morphologically marked for number and gender. We examine the relationship between morphology and syntax in L2 learners’ grammars… read more
Mitchell, Rosamond, Laura Domínguez, María J. Arche, Florence Myles and Emma Marsden 2008 SPLLOC: A new database for Spanish second language acquisition researchEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 8 (2008), Roberts, Leah, Florence Myles and Annabelle David (eds.), pp. 287–304 | Article
The contribution of Spanish to the field of SLA continues to grow (Lafford & Salaberry 2003; Montrul 2004), and the need for good L2 Spanish datasets is becoming increasingly evident. In this paper we introduce a newly created database titled Spanish Learner Language Oral Corpus (SPLLOC),… read more
Domínguez, Laura 2004 The Effects of Phonological Cues on the Syntax of Focus Constructions in SpanishRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2002: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’, Groningen, 28–30 November 2002, Bok-Bennema, Reineke, Bart Hollebrandse, Brigitte Kampers-Manhe and Petra Sleeman (eds.), pp. 69 ff. | Article