New Trends in Language Acquisition Within the Generative Perspective

  • Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes
  • Cristina Suárez-Gómez

Part of the Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics book series (SITP, volume 49)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Second-Language

  3. Language Acquisition Under Specific Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Marjorie Herbert, Acrisio Pires
      Pages 99-139
  4. First-Language

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Celina Agostinho, Anna Gavarró
      Pages 219-238
    3. Jill de Villiers, Jessica Kotfila, Tom Roeper
      Pages 239-256
    4. Jasmijn E. Bosch, Shalom Zuckerman, Manuela Pinto
      Pages 289-311
    5. Liz Smeets, Luisa Meroni
      Pages 313-331
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 333-335

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment of the acquisition of Indo- and Non-Indo-European languages in various contexts, such as L1, L2, L3/Ln, bi/multilingual, heritage languages, pathology as well as language impairment, and sign language acquisition. The book explores a broad mix of methodologies and issues in contemporary research. 

The text presents original research from several different perspectives, and provides a basis for dialogue between researchers working on diverse projects with the aim of furthering our understanding of how languages are acquired.  The book proposes and refines new theoretical constructs, e.g. regarding the complexity of linguistic features as a relevant factor forming children’s, adults’ and bilingual individuals’ acquisition of morphological, syntactic, discursive, pragmatic, lexical and phonological structures.  It appeals to students, researchers, and professionals in the field.


Generative grammar Language acquisition (Non)-Indo European languages L2 learners versus heritage speakers Deaf ASL-English bilinguals Japanese-speaking children’s interpretation of comparatives. Language learning and development

Editors and affiliations

  • Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes
    • 1
  • Cristina Suárez-Gómez
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Spanish, Modern and Classical PhilologyUniversity of the Balearic IslandsPalmaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Spanish, Modern and Classical PhilologyUniversity of the Balearic IslandsPalmaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature B.V. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-024-1931-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-024-1932-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1873-0043
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1788
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