Article published in:The Acquisition of Spanish in Understudied Language Pairings
Edited by Tiffany Judy and Silvia Perpiñán
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 3] 2015
► pp. 105–132
The locative paradigm in the L2 Spanish of Catalan native speakers
This chapter explores the expression of locative and existential constructions in the Spanish of native speakers of Catalan (N = 20). Three (micro)parametric differences are investigated: the definiteness effect, the eventive effect, and the use of clitics. An oral production task (OPT) and an acceptability judgment task (AJT) were analyzed; a control group of native Spanish speakers was included (N = 20). Results of the OPT indicated underuse of estar, and an increase in clitics in the grammar of Catalan-Spanish bilinguals; the AJT showed that bilinguals accepted ungrammatical sentences with ser to locate in Spanish, and ungrammatical definite DPs with haber, displaying significant differences in their implicit grammars and a certain degree of functional convergence and language interference. Keywords: locatives; ser; estar; haber; Catalan; definiteness effect
Published online: 18 February 2015
Blas Arroyo, J.L.
Boix-Fuster, E., & Sanz, C.
Bruhn de Garavito, J. & Valenzuela, E.
Gallego, A.J., & Uriagereka, J.
(2011) From ser to estar: A study of the Spanish copulas. Ms. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & University of Maryland.
Geeslin, K.L., & Guijarro-Fuentes, P.
Gràcia, L., Crous, B., & Garganta, L.
Haznedar, B., & Schwartz, B.D.
Ionin, T., Ko, H., & Wexler, K.
(2003) Second Language Acquisition of Spanish Morpho-Syntax by Quechua-Speaking Children. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
(2004) Knowledge of definiteness despite variable article omission in second language acquisition. Proceedings of the Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 28(1), 328–339.
Longa, V.M., Lorenzo, G., & Rigau, G.
Prévost, P., & White, L.
Ryan, J., & Lafford, B.
Sanz, C., & González, M.J.
Schmitt, C., & Miller, K.
Sera, M.D., Bales, D.W., & del Castillo, J.
Serrano Vázquez, M. del C.
Sinner, C., & Wesch, A.
Thomason, S.G., & Kaufman, T.
White, L., Belikova, A., Hagstrom, P., Kupisch, T., & Özçelik, Ö.
Cited by other publications
Gil, Laia Arnaus & Natascha Müller
Perpiñán, Silvia, Rafael Marín & Itziri Moreno Villamar
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 27 december 2020. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.