In this work I outline a novel proposal aimed at explaining residual optionality in the use of anaphoric devices in near-native speakers of Italian with L1 English. While the current literature has assumed either a representational or a processing difference between natives and near-natives, my proposal reconciles the basic insight of the representational account with the findings concerning processing differences, in the spirit of a more general perspective aimed at integrating representations and processing (Fodor,1974; Sharwood-Smith, 2019). Key points of my proposal are: a) to the root of processing differences there is a different representation; b) this representation is not caused by the other language: rather, resort to the other language is a consequence of an underspecified representation, in turn a general feature of language acquisition.

To the root of (some) interface properties in near-natives’ grammars

Di Domenico, Elisa
2020

Abstract

In this work I outline a novel proposal aimed at explaining residual optionality in the use of anaphoric devices in near-native speakers of Italian with L1 English. While the current literature has assumed either a representational or a processing difference between natives and near-natives, my proposal reconciles the basic insight of the representational account with the findings concerning processing differences, in the spirit of a more general perspective aimed at integrating representations and processing (Fodor,1974; Sharwood-Smith, 2019). Key points of my proposal are: a) to the root of processing differences there is a different representation; b) this representation is not caused by the other language: rather, resort to the other language is a consequence of an underspecified representation, in turn a general feature of language acquisition.
1-5275-5065-6
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
To the Root.pdf

non disponibili

Descrizione: Articolo principale
Tipologia: Versione Editoriale (PDF)
Licenza: NON PUBBLICO - Accesso chiuso
Dimensione 12.87 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
12.87 MB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12071/20888
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
social impact