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Development of Object Clitics in Child L2 French A comparison of developmental sequences in different modes of acquisition

Granfeldt, Jonas LU (2012) In Language, Interaction and Acquisition 3(1). p.140-162
Abstract
It has been argued that the study of child L2 development can inform different maturational accounts of language acquisition. One such specific proposal was put forward by Meisel (2008) arguing for a cut-off point for (2)L1 type of development at 3-4 years. The paper analyses the longitudinal development of object clitics in child L2 French (L1 Swedish) and compares the developmental sequence in child L2 learners (n=7) with different Ages of Onset of Acquisition (from 3;0 to 6;5) to the adult L2 sequence that was found in previous studies (Granfeldt & Schlyter, 2004). The study also includes age-matched simultaneous bilingual children (n=3) and monolingual controls (n= 5). The results show that some of the child L2 learners with an AoA... (More)
It has been argued that the study of child L2 development can inform different maturational accounts of language acquisition. One such specific proposal was put forward by Meisel (2008) arguing for a cut-off point for (2)L1 type of development at 3-4 years. The paper analyses the longitudinal development of object clitics in child L2 French (L1 Swedish) and compares the developmental sequence in child L2 learners (n=7) with different Ages of Onset of Acquisition (from 3;0 to 6;5) to the adult L2 sequence that was found in previous studies (Granfeldt & Schlyter, 2004). The study also includes age-matched simultaneous bilingual children (n=3) and monolingual controls (n= 5). The results show that some of the child L2 learners with an AoA above 4 years display structures that are typical for adult L2 acquisition, whereas these structures where not found in the (Less)
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categorial uniformity, French, object clitics, bilingual acquisition, child L2 acquisition
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Higher Education
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Language, Interaction and Acquisition
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3
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1
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140 - 162
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John Benjamins Publishing Company
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1879-7865
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Age of onset and development of French
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English
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  author       = {Granfeldt, Jonas},
  issn         = {1879-7865},
  keyword      = {categorial uniformity,French,object clitics,bilingual acquisition,child L2 acquisition},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {140--162},
  publisher    = {John Benjamins Publishing Company},
  series       = {Language, Interaction and Acquisition},
  title        = {Development of Object Clitics in Child L2 French A comparison of developmental sequences in different modes of acquisition},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2012},
}