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Broad scope and narrow focus: On the contemporary linguistic and psycholinguistic study of third language acquisition
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-06-25)
Aims:<br> in this introduction we situate the seven articles in this special issue in terms of the connections between their themes and their individual contributions to the field of third language acquisition (L3A): new theoretical models, innovative methodologies, an epistemological commentary and new perspectives related to multilingual processing and cognitive function.<br> Approach:<br> we ...
Differences in use without deficiencies in competence: passives in the Turkish and German of Turkish heritage speakers in Germany.
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
Determining how and why adult outcomes of heritage speaker (HS) bilingualism differ from monolinguals is difficult because it requires the reconstruction of developmental paths from end-state data. In an effort to address this issue, we examine HSs of Turkish in Germany at an early age of development (10-15 years old, n=22), as well as age-matched monolingual controls in Turkey (n=20) and Germany ...
On the directionality of cross-linguistic effects in bidialectal bilingualism
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-08-15)
This study explores the interpretation of null and overt object pronouns by Brazilian Portuguese (BP) and European Portuguese (EP) bidialectal bilinguals. Object pronouns are a particularly good domain to examine, given that, particularly with respect to null objects, the underlying syntax as well as the semantic and discourse constraints that regulate their distributions in the two varieties are ...
Heritage language acquisition: What it reveals and why it is important for formal linguistic theories
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-30)
This paper discusses the interplay between acquisition and theory construction. It endeavors to show how a more direct and crucially bi‐directional relationship between formal linguistic theory and the study of heritage language bilingualism can provide mutual benefit. It will be argued that data from acquisition—not exclusively but indeed especially from heritage language bilingualism—provide windows ...