Jürgen M. Meisel

List of John Benjamins publications for which Jürgen M. Meisel plays a role.

Book series


Subjects Germanic linguistics | Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Romance linguistics | Syntax

Linear Order and Generative Theory

Edited by Jürgen M. Meisel and Martin D. Pam

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 7] 1979. ix, 512 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Acquisition research is an integral part of contemporary linguistic theorizing. 50 years ago, this was not the case. Change came about following a theoretical reorientation that established linguistics as a cognitive science, defining mental grammars as the prime object of study. Here I review… read more
Recent research comparing simultaneous and successive acquisition of bilingualism suggests that successive acquisition is affected by age-related changes possibly as early as age (of onset of acquisition) 3–4. Since children are typically exposed to colloquial varieties, the primary linguistic… read more
In first language acquisition, monolingual as well as bilingual, every child develops a full gram­matical competence in the language s/he is exposed to. This is arguably not the case in second language acquisition (L2). My assumption here is that this is due to the fact that the Language Making… read more
This paper explores the question of whether child L2 acquisition is more like L1 or adult L2. An analysis of the acquisition of finiteness by German child L2 learners of French leads to the conclusion that successive acquisition of languages exhibits similarities to adult L2 in some aspects of… read more
Möhring, Anja and Jürgen M. Meisel 2003 The Verb–Object parameter in simultaneous and successive acquisition of bilingualism(In)vulnerable Domains in Multilingualism, Müller, Natascha (ed.), pp. 295–334 | Article
Meisel, Jürgen M. 1994 PrefaceBilingual First Language Acquisition: French and German grammatical development, Meisel, Jürgen M. (ed.), pp. 1 ff. | Article