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  • Functional Features in L2 Spanish Accusative Clitics

    • Authors: Mona Luiza Ungureanu
      Abstract: This paper contributes supporting evidence for the Full Access Hypothesis of second language acquisition, as proposed by White (1985b, 1986, 2000, 2003) and Duffield et al. (1999, 2002), among others, according to which adult second language learners have access to principles and parameters of Universal Grammar (UG) and can thus acquire the features of syntactic functional categories present in the second language. Here, we present the results and constitution of a small pilot study that investigates the ultimate attainment of functional features related to accusative clitic doubling agreement in the second language acquisition of Spanish by native speakers of Romanian. The aim is to determine whether the final state interlanguage language competence of the functional features under discussion complies with the grammar of (1) the second language (language to be acquired), (2) the first language of the learner, or (3) neither the rules of the first language nor those of the second language. We show that the features of the accusative clitic functional category are reset to the values of the L2 in a configuration in which the set of features of the L1 is restricted to those of the L2. 
      PubDate: Sun, 15 Aug 2021 00:00:00 -030
  • Structural Properties of Rutooro Ditransitive Constructions

    • Authors: Bebwa Isingoma
      Abstract: Ditransitive verbs in Rutooro (JE12, Uganda) are mainly realized multimorphemically in the double object constructions (DOC), while there are a few cases of prepositional phrase constructions (PPC). Couched within the Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG) formalism, the current study shows that despite the existence of both the DOC and the PPC in Rutooro, it seems implausible to posit that the derivation process of the verb in the DOC involves the permutation of grammatical functions by rearranging semantic participants of the base verb to different grammatical relations, as Ndoleriire & Oriikiriza (1996) suggest in consonance with Kroeger's (2004) applicative rule. Rather, this study reverts to Alsina & Mchombo's (1993) applicative rule, and augments it so as to accommodate both the DOC and PPC, whereby all multimorphemic ditransitive verbs in Rutooro are derived from monotransitive verbs which have the potential of introducing a third argument (Harford 1993) by means of a verb extension mechanism or provided that such verbs can be used with appropriate prepositional phrases. Since the Rutooro goal PPC is constrained by the 'locomotional criterion' (Isingoma 2012), there are very few occurrences of goal PPCs in Rutooro, which moreover are ambiguous. While structural ambiguity is usually resolved in LFG by providing a different constituent structure for each meaning, the ambiguity of the Rutooro PPC cannot be resolved at this level, since one interpretation contains a non-overt NP that would appear here as an empty category in contravention of LFG axioms. Thus, a functional structure that treats the non-overt NP as 'higher structure' (cf. Attia 2008) is posited in one of the interpretations.
      PubDate: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -030
  • Naming and Portraying Indigenous peoples in the New Brunswick Press

    • Authors: Lacy Berasngar ; Marc-André Bouchard, Sylvia Kasparian
      Abstract: Speech conveys representations, carried by words, circulated through discourse and transmitted in media messages. Naming takes on particular importance in the construction of these representations, and marks the quality of a relationship. Representations of and relationships with the Aboriginal peoples of Canada are intimately related to the processes of categorization and stereotyping. What do people of European descent in New Brunswick call Aboriginal peoples in their press' What relationship quality does naming reveal' This paper seeks to answer these questions by analyzing articles in two New Brunswick newspapers between 1999 and 2019, l’Acadie Nouvelle and the Moncton Times and Transcript
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -040
  • Du système unidimensionnel au système tridimensionnel des formes de
           traitement de l’espagnol hispano-américain

    • Authors: Cynthia Potvin
      Abstract: L’espagnol hispano-américain comprend non pas une, mais bien plusieurs variantes à part entière (Lipski 2012). Cependant, ces variantes sont très rarement traitées dans les cours d’espagnol langue seconde et étrangère (E/LE), notamment en ce qui a trait aux formes de traitement (Mas Álvarez 2014). Puisque l’enseignement E/LE a pour objectif de transmettre une langue authentique (Instituto Cervantes 2007), le but du présent article est de défendre la légitimité de la diversité linguistique hispano-américaine en enseignement E/LE via l’examen des différentes formes de traitement de l’espagnol hispano-américain dans trois zones géolinguistiques : l’Amérique du Nord (Mexique), l’Amérique Centrale hispanique et l’Amérique du Sud (Argentine).   Notre étude repose sur des justifications linguistiques. Ainsi, nous exposerons les caractéristiques de l’ancien espagnol jusqu’à nos jours afin de découvrir les formes et usages de tutoiement et de vouvoiement propres à l’espagnol hispano-américain, non enseignés dans les cours E/LE. De plus, la diversité nord-sud actuelle en ce qui a trait aux formes de traitement se manifeste autant sur le plan morphosyntaxique que sociolinguistique. Afin de regrouper les variantes étudiées selon les formes de traitement qu’elles privilégient et favoriser ainsi leur intégration dans les cours E/LE, une comparaison des formes actuelles de l’espagnol péninsulaire à celles de l’espagnol hispano-américain, ainsi que leurs usages, sera nécessaire. Nous aborderons aussi la question de l’impact de la primauté accordée à la variante espagnole péninsulaire en ce qui a trait à l’acquisition des formes de traitement dans les cours E/LE. Il ressortira de notre étude que les pays hispaniques situés aux extrêmes nord et sud ont adopté une forme de traitement spécifique sur l’ensemble de leur territoire, alors que les pays centraméricains présentent, pour la plupart, un système de formes de traitement tridimensionnel. Puisque les cours et manuels E/LE promeuvent principalement la variante péninsulaire, les apprenant(e)s n’acquièrent pas une langue authentique.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -040
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