Sviatlana Karpava

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In this paper we report the results of an experiment we carried out in order to investigate expressive language in Down Syndrome (DS). Research has shown that during pre-school and school years, children with DS use expressive skills processes and sound patterns that are similar to those used by typically developing children. However, they eliminate these(More)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We would like to thank first and foremost the Department of English Studies at the University of Cyprus for their financial, administrative, and organizational support without which Linguists of Tomorrow (LoT) would not have materialized. Thanks to UCY for hosting this event in May 2010. On an individual level, we express our gratitude to(More)
This work investigates first-language (L1) influence on second-language (L2) acquisition of embedded aspect, comparing participants with homogeneous L1 background (Russian) in Greece (L2 Standard Modern Greek) and Cyprus (L2 Cypriot Greek), where verb complementation takes a finite form instead of an infinitival as in Russian. The focus of the experimental(More)
The present study investigates morphological agreement in L2 Greek verbal and nominal domains by L1 Russian, Bulgarian, and Turkish speakers, with various features such as person, number, gender, and case involved, following Tsimpli et al. 2005. Russian, Bulgarian, and Greek are similar in terms of phi-feature agreement, but different from Turkish. A(More)
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