Interface Conditions on Postverbal Subjects: A Corpus Study of L2 English.

@inproceedings{Lozano2010InterfaceCO,
  title={Interface Conditions on Postverbal Subjects: A Corpus Study of L2 English.},
  author={Crist{\'o}bal Lozano and Amaya Mendikoetxea},
  year={2010}
}
This paper investigates how syntactic knowledge interfaces with other cognitive systems by analysing the production of postverbal subjects, V(erb)–S(ubject) order, in an L1 Spanish–L2 English corpus and a comparable English native corpus. VS order in both native and L2 English is shown to be constrained by properties operating at three interfaces: (i) lexicon–syntax: the verb is unaccusative (Unaccusative Hypothesis); (ii) syntax–discourse: the subject is focus (End-Focus Principle) and (iii… CONTINUE READING

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