Larisa Avram

List of John Benjamins publications for which Larisa Avram plays a role.


L1 Acquisition and L2 Learning: The view from Romance

Edited by Larisa Avram, Anca Sevcenco and Veronica Tomescu

Subjects Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Romance linguistics | Theoretical linguistics


Avram, Larisa, Alexandru Mardale and Elena Soare 2024 Chapter 7. On the production of subject and object relative clauses by child speakers of heritage Romanian in FranceLanguage Acquisition in Romance Languages, Torrens, Vicenç (ed.), pp. 168–196 | Chapter
This study investigates the production of subject and object restrictive relatives in child heritage Romanian in contact with French. The main goal is to evaluate the effect of schooling in the societal language, over a longer period of time, on the acquisition of these complex syntactic… read more
Avram, Larisa, Anca Sevcenco and Veronica Tomescu 2021 IntroductionL1 Acquisition and L2 Learning: The view from Romance, Avram, Larisa, Anca Sevcenco and Veronica Tomescu (eds.), pp. 1–10 | Chapter
Avram, Larisa and Veronica Tomescu 2020 Chapter 3. Differential Object Marking in simultaneous Hungarian-Romanian bilingualsThe Acquisition of Differential Object Marking, Mardale, Alexandru and Silvina Montrul (eds.), pp. 77–104 | Chapter
This study charts the acquisition of Differential Object Marking (DOM) in Romanian by Hungarian-Romanian simultaneous bilinguals (2L1). The main finding is that these 2L1 children acquire the properties of the DOM system similarly to monolinguals, with only one difference deriving from descriptive… read more
Sevcenco, Anca and Larisa Avram 2018 On the comprehension of recursive nominal modifiers in child RomanianOn the Acquisition of the Syntax of Romance, Gavarró, Anna (ed.), pp. 259–278 | Chapter
We investigate the comprehension of recursive locative adnominal PPs and subject RCs by Romanian monolinguals with a view to weighing the role of language specific properties (overt functional category encoding recursion and definiteness of the modified DP) in the acquisition of recursive… read more
Avram, Larisa and Martine Coene 2008 12. Romanian possessive clitics revisitedClitic Doubling in the Balkan Languages, Kallulli, Dalina and Liliane Tasmowski (eds.), pp. 361–387 | Article
This paper questions the view according to which Romanian dative/genitive possessive clitics can be placed both dp-internally and dp-externally. The clitics in the two constructions are argued to be only superficially identical. The clitic within the dp is a possessive clitic, valued genitive,… read more
Avram, Larisa and Martine Coene 2008 Can children tell us anything we did not know about parameter clustering?The Limits of Syntactic Variation, Biberauer, Theresa (ed.), pp. 459–482 | Article
The present paper provides evidence that children are not different fromadults with respect to phrase structure building, a process considered tobe highly dependent on feature valuation. Lexical heads are taken fromthe lexicon with open feature values that are specified in the course of… read more
Avram, Larisa and Virginia Hill 2007 An irrealis BE auxiliary in RomanianSplit Auxiliary Systems: A cross-linguistic perspective, Aranovich, Raúl (ed.), pp. 47–64 | Article
D’hulst, Yves, Martine Coene and Larisa Avram 2004 Syncretic and analytic tenses in Romanian: The Balkan setting of RomanceBalkan Syntax and Semantics, Mišeska Tomić, Olga (ed.), pp. 355–374 | Article
Avram, Larisa and Martine Coene 2003 Why is it Difficult to Reach Agreement?Romance Linguistics: Theory and Acquisition, Pérez-Leroux, Ana Teresa and Yves Roberge (eds.), pp. 247–262 | Article
Motapanyane, Virginia and Larisa Avram 2000 The Syntax of putea and its Mixed TypologyModal Verbs in Germanic and Romance Languages, Auwera, Johan van der and Patrick Dendale (eds.), pp. 149–165 | Article
Abstract. This paper investigates the syntax of the Romanian modal putea, which exhibits two selectional options in free alternation: an infinitive complement, as in equivalent Romance constructions, and a subjunctive complement, as in equivalent Balkan constructions. The tests show that both… read more