L2 Grammar and L2 Processing in the Acquisition of Spanish Prepositional Relative Clauses*

@article{Perpin2014L2GA,
  title={L2 Grammar and L2 Processing in the Acquisition of Spanish Prepositional Relative Clauses*},
  author={Silvia Perpi{\~n}{\'a}n},
  journal={Bilingualism: Language and Cognition},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={577 - 596}
}
  • Silvia Perpiñán
  • Published 30 October 2014
  • Linguistics
  • Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
This paper investigates the acquisition of prepositional relative clauses in L2 Spanish by English and Arabic speakers to understand the role of previous linguistic knowledge and Universal Grammar on the one hand, and the relationship between grammatical knowledge and its use in real-time, on the other. An oral production task and an on-line self-paced grammaticality judgment task were analyzed. Results indicated that the acquisition of oblique relative clauses is a problematic area for L2… 

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