The Emergence of Nominal Expressions in Spanish-English Early Bilinguals
Economy and bilingual first language acquisition
Emma Ticio Quesada | Syracuse University
This monograph examines the first syntactic unit in child language by presenting a longitudinal multiple-case study that focuses on the inner structure of nominal expressions in bilingual or monolingual child Spanish. This compilation of case studies offers the first insight on some of the properties of nominal expressions in bilingual or monolingual child Spanish and test some of the current theoretical proposals to analyze the main syntactic properties and operations within the nominal phrase. The findings of the study suggest new directions to address some core questions about monolingual and bilingual language acquisition taking as a point of departure the notion of economy, prevalent in the most recent theoretical discussion. Given the combination of empirical and theoretical discussions, this monograph will be appealing to a broad range of researchers in syntax and language acquisition.
[Studies in Bilingualism, 56] 2018. xi, 244 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments | pp. xi–xii
Chapter 1. Introduction | pp. 1–42
Chapter 2. Input, functional categories, and bilingualism | pp. 43–73
Chapter 3. The emergence and type of functional categories | pp. 75–132
Chapter 4. Modification and word order in the bilingual nominal expression: Economy and transfer issues | pp. 133–182
Chapter 5. Displacement and omission in the bilingual nominal expression | pp. 183–220
Chapter 6. Conclusions and further research | pp. 221–226
References | pp. 227–242
Index/List of terms | pp. 243–244
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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General