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Third Language Acquisition and Linguistic Transfer

Third Language Acquisition and Linguistic Transfer

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  • Publication planned for: December 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107082885

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About the Authors
  • Is acquiring a third language the same as acquiring a second? Are all instances of non-native language acquisition simply one and the same? In this first book-length study of the topic, the authors systematically walk the reader through the evidence to answer these questions. They suggest that acquiring an additional language in bilinguals (of all types) is unique, and reveals things about the links between language and mind, brain, and cognition, which are otherwise impossible to appreciate. The patterns of linguistic transfer and what motivates it when there are choices (as can only be seen starting in third language acquisition) underscores a key concept in linguistic and psychological sciences: economy. Overviewing the subfields examining multilingual acquisition and processing, this book offers an expanded systematic review of the field of multilingual morphosyntactic transfer, as well as providing recommendations for the future emerging field.

    • Provides a comprehensive overview and critical discussion of the field of L3 Morphosyntactic transfer
    • Presents the definitive, most up-to-date version of the Typological Primacy Model
    • Identifies gaps, new insights and new directions of where the field is heading for future research
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This timely volume problematizes the notion of morphosyntactic transfer at the initial stages of third language acquisition, a phenomenon which has undoubtedly driven the surge in third language research that we have witnessed over the last fifteen years. Through their in-depth treatment of existing proposals of initial transfer and critical synthesis of the data available to date, the authors inject insight into theory building that both provides future directions for this young field and transcends third language acquisition. As a result, this volume will no doubt serve as a seminal resource in the fields of multilingualism and language acquisition and processing in general.' Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro, University of Illinois, Chicago

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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: December 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107082885
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 18 b/w illus. 15 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Setting the context
    2. Theoretical approaches to sequential multilingualism
    3. Multilingual lexis (acquisition and processing) and phonology
    4. Transfer in multilingual morphosyntax
    5. A review of published work
    6. Moving on and going forward in L3/Ln acquisition.

  • Authors

    Jason Rothman, Universitetet i Tromsø – Norges arktiske universitet and Universidad Nebrija
    Jason Rothman is Professor of Linguistics at Universitetet i Tromsø – Norges arktiske universitet and Universidad Nebrija in Madrid, Spain.

    Jorge González Alonso, Universitetet i Tromsø – Norges arktiske universitet
    Jorge González Alonso is a postdoctoral researcher in linguistics at Universitetet i Tromsø – Norges arktiske universitet.

    Eloi Puig-Mayenco, University of Reading
    Eloi Puig-Mayenco recently completed his Ph.D. in Psycholinguistics at the University of Reading.

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