Grammar Archive

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Lecture by Andrew Cohen, Feb. 5, 2010

Communicating Gramatically: Evaluating a Learner Strategies Website for Spanish Grammar by Andrew D. Cohen, Professor, Program in Second Language Studies, University of Minnesota, presented the first of the BLC’s Spring 2010 Lecture Series, “Communicating Gramatically: Evaluating a Learner Strategies Website for Spanish Grammar,” an introduction to the Spanish Grammar Strategies website. The site is part…

Lecture by Jose del Valle, March 4, 2009

Everybody’s Usage: The Politics of Grammar in the “Hispanofonia” by Jose del Valle, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York On March 21st, 2007, the Association of Academies of the Spanish Language officially approved the ‘Nueva Gramatica de la Lengua Espanola’.  It is the first approved by all language academies and the first…

Lecture by Dan Slobin, March 10, 2003

How People Talk About Motion Events: Some Cognitive and Communicative Consequences of Linguistic Typology by Dan I. Slobin, UC Berkeley Friday, March 10, 2003 3:00 - 5:00 pm, 370 Dwinelle Hall

Results in L2 Journal Articles

The Acquisition of Verbal Agreement in Instructed Italian L2A

Researchers propose that L2 learners acquire the abstract features of agreement at relatively low levels of L2 proficiency (Bruhn de Garavito, 2003a, 2003b). However, some argue that there is also evidence for the use of default forms in learners’ errors (McCarthy, 2007, 2008), and that these may be predicted based on ...