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Olga and Berit Gehrke edit a volume in Glossa

Olga Borik and Berit Gehrke edit a special collection on the form, use and meaning of past passive participles used in perfect and passive constructions in Glossa.

Eloi coauthors a book at CUP

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.

New paper by Xavier in Syntax

Villalba, Xavier (2019) Infinitive Wh-Relatives in Romance: Consequences for the Truncation-versus-Intervention Debate

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/synt.12183

Eloi Puig

Polarity in L3 English: The Initial Stages and Beyond
Col·laboradors
Línia de recerca: 

Psycholinguistics; adult L3/Ln acquisition; Child and adult L2 acquisition, contexts of micro-variation; Multilingualisn; Morphosyntax; Syntax-semantics interface.

Eloi
Breu presentació: 

I am currently working on the acquisition of Negative Polarity Items and Negative Quantifiers in L3 English by early bilinguals of Catalan and Spanish. I use both off-line and online measures to assess  morphosyntactic transfer at the early stages and subsequent development. I am also interested in looking at possible regressive transfer effects from the L3 to the two previously acquired languages. I have recently defended my PhD thesis at the University of Reading: "Polarity in L3 English: The Initial Stages and Beyond ".

 

Puig
Campus d'excel·lència internacional U A B