Heather Goad

List of John Benjamins publications for which Heather Goad plays a role.

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When second language learners are faced with acquiring a grammar that is a subset of their native language grammar, direct positive evidence is unavailable. We question whether learners can instead use indirect positive evidence: evidence drawn from errors in the learner’s L1 made by native… read more
White, Lydia, Heather Goad, Guilherme Duarte Garcia, Natália Brambatti Guzzo, Liz Smeets and Jiajia Su 2024 Pronoun interpretation in Italian: Exploring the effects of prosodyLinguistic Approaches to Bilingualism: Online-First Articles | Article
We explore potential effects of prosody on pronoun interpretation in Italian, building on previous research which has shown that second language learners/users (L2ers) assign non-target interpretations to overt pronouns. We investigate effects of contrastive stress and pause, proposing that… read more
This paper provides an overview of the Prosodic Transfer Hypothesis (PTH), which accounts for certain difficulties that learners experience with L2 morphosyntax. We focus on inflection and articles, which have often been accounted for through defective syntactic representations or problems with… read more
Goad, Heather and Lydia White 2009 Articles in Turkish/English interlanguage revisited: Implications of vowel harmonySecond Language Acquisition of Articles: Empirical findings and theoretical implications, García Mayo, María del Pilar and Roger Hawkins (eds.), pp. 201–232 | Article
Goad, Heather and Lydia White 2009 Prosodic transfer and the representation of determiners in Turkish-English interlanguageRepresentational Deficits in SLA: Studies in honor of Roger Hawkins, Snape, Neal, Yan-kit Ingrid Leung and Michael Sharwood Smith (eds.), pp. 1–26 | Article
Problems with the second language (L2) acquisition of articles in Turkish-English interlanguage are examined, specifically omission, substitution of other determiners in place of articles, overuse of stressed articles and differential treatment of articles in DPs with and without adjectives.… read more
Goad, Heather and Lydia White 2004 Ultimate attainment of L2 inflection: Effects of L1 prosodic structureEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 4 (2004), Foster-Cohen, Susan H., Michael Sharwood Smith, Antonella Sorace and Mitsuhiko Ota (eds.), pp. 119–145 | Article
Goad, Heather and Kathleen Brannen 2003 Phonetic evidence for phonological structure in syllabificationThe Phonological Spectrum: Volume II: Suprasegmental structure, Weijer, Jeroen van de, Vincent J. van Heuven and Harry van der Hulst (eds.), pp. 3–30 | Article
Goad, Heather 1997 Consonant harmony in child language: an optimality theoretic accountFocus on Phonological Acquisition, Hannahs, S.J. and Martha Young-Scholten (eds.), pp. 113 ff. | Article