Finitness and Verb-Raising in Second Language Acquisition of French by Native Speakers of Moroccan Arabic

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In this thesis, the three hypotheses on the nature of early L2 acquisition (the Full Transfer/Full Access view of Schwartz and Sprouse (e.g., 1996), the Minimal Trees view of Vainikka and Young-Scholten (e.g., 1996), and the Valueless Features view of Eubank (e.g., 1996)), are discussed. Analysis of the early French production by two native speakers of Moroccan Arabic is done to determine if the L1 grammar is transferred onto the L2 grammar. In particular, the phenomena of verb-raising (as determined by the verb's position vis-a-vis negation) and finiteness are examined. The results of this study indicate that the relevant structures ... continued below

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Aboutaj, Heidi H. (Heidi Huttar) August 1996.

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In this thesis, the three hypotheses on the nature of early L2 acquisition (the Full Transfer/Full Access view of Schwartz and Sprouse (e.g., 1996), the Minimal Trees view of Vainikka and Young-Scholten (e.g., 1996), and the Valueless Features view of Eubank (e.g., 1996)), are discussed. Analysis of the early French production by two native speakers of Moroccan Arabic is done to determine if the L1 grammar is transferred onto the L2 grammar. In particular, the phenomena of verb-raising (as determined by the verb's position vis-a-vis negation) and finiteness are examined. The results of this study indicate that the relevant structures of Moroccan Arabic do not transfer onto the emerging French grammar.

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Aboutaj, Heidi H. (Heidi Huttar). Finitness and Verb-Raising in Second Language Acquisition of French by Native Speakers of Moroccan Arabic, thesis, August 1996; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277683/: accessed January 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .