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Bilingual acquisition of object clitics in Romanian and Italian

Bernardini, Petra LU and Timofte, Monica LU (2014) 3rd International Conference on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics: Structure, Use, and Meaning in Intercultural Settings In Structure, Use, and Meaning in Intercultural Settings p.17-30
Abstract
Object clitics (OCL) have been shown to be acquired differently with respect to their placement in monolingual and bilingual speakers. Previous studies have mainly focused on Romance-Germanic bilinguals (see Hamann & Belletti 2006; Granfeldt 2012), but this paper is based on Italian-Romanian bilinguals. 27 children, aged 4-9, 16 in Italy and 11 in Romania, were exposed to an elicited production task for 3rd pers. direct OCL pronouns in Romanian and Italian. In accordance with previous studies on OCL in bilingual acquisition, the children produced OCLs, omitting and/or replacing them sometimes with full lexical NPs and sometimes misplaced them,. However, we found also gender errors and tense/mood switches, in both Italian and Romanian,... (More)
Object clitics (OCL) have been shown to be acquired differently with respect to their placement in monolingual and bilingual speakers. Previous studies have mainly focused on Romance-Germanic bilinguals (see Hamann & Belletti 2006; Granfeldt 2012), but this paper is based on Italian-Romanian bilinguals. 27 children, aged 4-9, 16 in Italy and 11 in Romania, were exposed to an elicited production task for 3rd pers. direct OCL pronouns in Romanian and Italian. In accordance with previous studies on OCL in bilingual acquisition, the children produced OCLs, omitting and/or replacing them sometimes with full lexical NPs and sometimes misplaced them,. However, we found also gender errors and tense/mood switches, in both Italian and Romanian, related to the placement of OCL in Romanian. Our results suggest that the bilingual acquisition of OCL is different dependent on which languages are involved. (Less)
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object clitics, misplacement, acquisition, bilingual, L2, heritage, language
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Structure, Use, and Meaning in Intercultural Settings
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17 - 30
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Editura Universitatii Transilvania din Brasov
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3rd International Conference on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics: Structure, Use, and Meaning in Intercultural Settings
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  abstract     = {Object clitics (OCL) have been shown to be acquired differently with respect to their placement in monolingual and bilingual speakers. Previous studies have mainly focused on Romance-Germanic bilinguals (see Hamann & Belletti 2006; Granfeldt 2012), but this paper is based on Italian-Romanian bilinguals. 27 children, aged 4-9, 16 in Italy and 11 in Romania, were exposed to an elicited production task for 3rd pers. direct OCL pronouns in Romanian and Italian. In accordance with previous studies on OCL in bilingual acquisition, the children produced OCLs, omitting and/or replacing them sometimes with full lexical NPs and sometimes misplaced them,. However, we found also gender errors and tense/mood switches, in both Italian and Romanian, related to the placement of OCL in Romanian. Our results suggest that the bilingual acquisition of OCL is different dependent on which languages are involved.},
  author       = {Bernardini, Petra and Timofte, Monica},
  booktitle    = {Structure, Use, and Meaning in Intercultural Settings},
  isbn         = {978-606-19-0466-2},
  keyword      = {object clitics,misplacement,acquisition,bilingual,L2,heritage,language},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {17--30},
  publisher    = {Editura Universitatii Transilvania din Brasov},
  title        = {Bilingual acquisition of object clitics in Romanian and Italian},
  year         = {2014},
}