By Emmanuelle Labeau, In?'s Saddour, Ines Saddour

Demanding, point and temper have attracted a lot consciousness within the components of either first and moment language acquisition, yet students within the disciplines frequently fail to benefit from one another. Western eu languages have additionally been the point of interest of so much reviews, yet there will be classes to benefit from much less studied languages. This quantity bargains new insights on demanding, point and temper via bringing jointly the findings of first and moment language acquisition, and evaluating baby and grownup, monolingual and multilingual studying strategies which are approached from a number of theoretical issues of view. additionally, it spans over quite a lot of much less studied languages (Bulgarian, Hebrew, Korean, Russian), and Western ecu languages are studied from new angles.

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4) (5) (6) (7) The girl won the school chess championship. The girl won the school chess championship for several years. * The girl won the chess match for the first few minutes. The girl was winning the chess match for the first minutes, but then she made a wrong move. A conspicuous example of covert aspectual coercion is the iterative interpretation of a core sentence containing a punctual verb and a singular Acquisition of negative imperatives in Bulgarian 31 object in the presence of a durational adverb as in (5).

Morphological derivation pattern: draskam simple impf – nadraskam prefixed pf – nadraskvam sec. impf ‘to scribble – to scribble sth. over – to be scribbling sth over ’ Acquisition of negative imperatives in Bulgarian 47 b. Temporal chain: scribbling (source state) – object scribbled all over (target state) (21) a. Morphological derivation pattern: letja simple impf – izletja prefixed pf – izlitam sec. impf ‘to fly – fly away – to be flying away’ b. Temporal chain: starting to fly (source state) – flying activity (target state) In the case of accomplishments predicates, the basic activity is situated at the source stretch of a corresponding 2-state perfective predicate (20).

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