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Formal Linguistic Approaches to Heritage Language Acquisition: Bridges for Pedagogically Oriented Research.
(Chapter; Bokkapittel; Peer reviewed, 2016)
The goal of this chapter is to lay out the central themes of heritage language acquisition research adopting a formal/theoretical linguistic perspective. Specifically, we aim to provide a detailed discussion of the nature of heritage language grammars. In doing so, we will address the debates on how to explain heritage speaker competence differences from monolingual baselines and more. This ...
Eventive and Stative Passives and Copula Selection in Canadian and American Heritage Speaker Spanish.
(Chapter; Bokkapittel; Peer reviewed, 2015)
Spanish captures the difference between eventive and stative passives via an obligatory choice between two copula; verbal passives take the copula ser and adjectival passives take the copula estar. In this study, we compare and contrast US and Canadian heritage speakers of Spanish on their knowledge of this difference in relation to copula choice in Spanish. The backgrounds of the target groups ...
Terminology matters on theoretical grounds too!: Coherent grammars cannot be incomplete
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-04)
Herein, we provide counterargumentation to some of Domínguez, Hicks, and Slabakova's claims that the term <i>incomplete acquisition</i> is conceptually necessary on theoretical grounds for describing the outcome grammars of heritage language bilingualism. Specifically, we clarify their claim that previous challenging of the term in our and others’ work is primarily based on a misconceived belief ...