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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

About the editors

Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes is a Professor of Spanish Linguistics at the University of the Balearic Islands and has headed numerous projects on the acquisition of various phenomena in the Spanish language including, but not limited to, the acquisition of ser/estar, tense and mood, and differential object marking, all funded by the British Academy, Art and Humanities Research Council, German Research Foundation, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, and more recently by the European Union Research Foundation under Horizon 2020. He has authored and co-authored numerous journal articles published in high-impact journal, as well as book chapters and books with leading international publishers. 
Cristina Suárez-Gómez is a Senior Lecturer of English Linguistics at the University of the Balearic Islands and was the principal investigator of the project “Morphosyntactic variation in New Englishes”. She is part of the research group ViEW (Variation in English Worldwide) and a contributor to the Gibraltar component of the International Corpus of English, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (FFI2014-53930-P). Holding a Ph.D. in English from the University of Santiago de Compostela (2004), her main areas of research are English historical syntax, English historical sociolinguistics, dialectal variation in English from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives, and morphosyntactic variation in World Englishes. Her principal publications can be seen at

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title New Trends in Language Acquisition Within the Generative Perspective
  • Editors Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes
    Cristina Suárez-Gómez
  • Series Title Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Stud. Theor. Psycholinguist.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature B.V. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-024-1931-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-1934-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-024-1932-0
  • Series ISSN 1873-0043
  • Series E-ISSN 2215-1788
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 335
  • Number of Illustrations 151 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Acquisition and Development
    Language Teaching
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