Simone E. Pfenninger

List of John Benjamins publications for which Simone E. Pfenninger plays a role.

Title

Contact, Variation, and Change in the History of English

Edited by Simone E. Pfenninger, Olga Timofeeva, Anne-Christine Gardner, Alpo Honkapohja, Marianne Hundt and Daniel Schreier

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 159] 2014. vi, 326 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics

Articles

Review
Pfenninger, Simone E. and David Singleton 2019 Making the most of an early start to L2 instructionLanguage Teaching for Young Learners 1:2, pp. 111–138
Research over more than forty years has shown consistently that earlier L2 starters do not in the long term maintain the linguistic advantage of an early start over older starters. What, then, in the light of the widespread setting aside of the evidence regarding the apparent uselessness of an… read more | To be specified
This article deals with some misunderstandings about the age factor in second language acquisition which result from a reliance on an incomplete interpretation of relevant research findings. It begins with an exploration of the work of Penfield and Lenneberg and goes on to weigh recent evidence for… read more | Article
Pfenninger, Simone E., Olga Timofeeva, Anne-Christine Gardner, Alpo Honkapohja, Marianne Hundt and Daniel Schreier 2014 At the crossroads of language change, variation, and contactContact, Variation, and Change in the History of English, Pfenninger, Simone E., Olga Timofeeva, Anne-Christine Gardner, Alpo Honkapohja, Marianne Hundt and Daniel Schreier (eds.), pp. 1–8
Article
Even though we can observe striking differences in the isolating contexts of Modern English and Modern High German existential constructions, both languages feature existential constructions with locative adverbs that are the result of long processes of grammaticalisation. In Old English (OE),… read more | Article