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Pragmantax II

Zum aktuellen Stand der Linguistik und ihrer Teildisziplinen- Akten des 43. Linguistischen Kolloquiums in Magdeburg 2008- The Present State of Linguistics and its Sub-Disciplines- Proceedings of the 43 rd Linguistics Colloquium, Magdeburg

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Edited By Katrin Schöpe, Renate Belentschikow, Angelika Bergien and Armin Burkhardt

Dieser Band vereinigt 63 Beiträge in deutscher, englischer und französischer Sprache. Er repräsentiert ein breites Spektrum an Themen und Erkenntnissen aus verschiedenen Bereichen der Linguistik und versucht damit eine kritische Bestandsaufnahme des Faches. Die Beiträge widmen sich Fragestellungen aus den Gebieten der Grammatik, Semantik, Text- und Diskurspragmatik sowie der Angewandten Linguistik. Aufsätze zur kontrastiven Linguistik und zur Fremdsprachendidaktik runden den Band ab.
This volume contains the revised versions of 63 papers, written in German, English and French. It considers a broad spectrum of topics and findings from various areas of linguistics and thereby offers a critical review of the field. The authors address questions ranging from grammar, semantics, text and discourse pragmatics to issues from the field of applied linguistics. The volume is concluded by studies on contrastive linguistics and foreign language pedagogy.
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The Acquisition of English Dative Alternation by Turkish Adult Learners of English

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Cem Can, Adana

1 Introduction

In recent years, the scope of second language acquisition (SLA) has been expanded in the way that it encompasses various kinds of cognitive oriented views. The focus is firmly on identifying the nature and the source of the underlying second language (L2) knowledge system, and on explaining developmental success and failure. In addition, the role of first language (L1) knowledge and the accessibility of universal constraints on linguistic structure and cognitive principles of language learning have been the contributors of the SLA studies (Andersen 1983; Gass/Selinker 1983; Kellerman 1984; Adjemian/Liceras, 1984; Kellerman/Sharwood-Smith 1986; Tarone 1988; Felix 1991; Hilles 1991; Gass 1996; White 1989, 2000). Larsen-Freeman (2000) mentioned that early meaning of SLA was a matter of overcoming the habits of L1 and there were obvious individual differences and native language effects, with later studies, it is accepted that an innate language acquisition device (LAD) was impressed with the learners’ creative construction and sought explanations for the shared features of learners’ interlanguage (IL) by pointing to the learning and communicative strategies they employed. IL system has a cognitive emphasis and focus on strategies that learners employ when learning a second language (Selinker 1972). The role of L1 in the acquisition of L2 was re-examined under the scope of IL notion (Zobl 1980a, 1980b) and the importance of L1 transfer was re-emphasized.

According to White (1996) the nature of the linguistic system that L2 learners have and the aspects...

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