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1st Edition

Second Language Sentence Processing

ISBN 9780415632003
Published December 2, 2014 by Routledge
300 Pages 53 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This addition to the Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition series presents a comprehensive review of the latest research findings on sentence processing in second language acquisition. The book begins with a broad overview of the core issues of second language sentence processing research and then narrows its focus by dedicating individual chapters to each of these key areas. While a number of publications have discussed research findings on knowledge of formal syntactic principles as part of theories of second language acquisition, there are fewer resources dedicated to the role of second language sentence processing in this context. This volume will act as the first full-length literature review of the field on the market.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction  Chapter 2: Grammars and Parsers  Chapter 3: The influence of VERB argument structure on processing  Chapter 4: Processing long-distance wh-dependencies in a second language  Chapter 5: Processing relative clauses in a second language  Chapter 6: Processing of Noun Phrases and Agreement in Noun Phrases in a Second Language  Chapter 7: Processing ambiguous relative clause attachment  Chapter 8: Related research fields and conclusions

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Alan Juffs is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Guillermo A. Rodríguez is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Vermont.