Narrative Development in a Multilingual Context

Narrative Development in a Multilingual Context

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In this volume, the results of a number of empirical studies of the development of narrative construction within a multilingual context are presented and discussed. It is explored what operating principles underlie the process of narrative production in L1 and L2. Developmental relations between form and function will be studied across a broad range of functional categories, such as temporality, perspective, connectivity, and narrative coherence. Moreover, a variety of language contact situations is considered with broad variation in the typological distances between the languages in order to enable cross-linguistic comparison. The analysis of learner data in various cross-linguistic settings may thus offer new information on the role of the structural properties of unrelated languages on the process of narrative acquisition. In the present volume, an attempt is also made to find out how transfer from one language to the other is facilitated. Finally, the effects of input on narrative construction in children's first and second language are examined in several more

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  • Hardback | 431 pages
  • 152.4 x 221 x 27.9mm | 725.76g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English, Multiple languages
  • 1588110982
  • 9781588110985

Table of contents

1. 1. Development of narrative production in multilingual context (by Verhoeven, Ludo); 2. 2. Temporality and language contact in narratives by children bilingual in Norwegian and English (by Lanza, Elizabeth); 3. 3. Reference continuation in L2 narratives of Turkish adolescents in Norway (by Nistov, Ingvild); 4. 4. Age-related and L2-related features in bilingual narrative development in Sweden (by Viberg, Ake); 5. 5. Sociocultural aspects of bilingual narrative developmen in Sweden (by Boyd, Sally); 6. 6. The development of co-constructed narratives by Turkish children in Germany (by Pfaff, Carol W.); 7. 7. Influence of L1 Turkish on L2 French narratives (by Akinci, Mehmet-Ali); 8. 8. Development of temporal relations in narratives by Turkish-Dutch bilingual children (by Aarssen, Jeroen); 9. 9. Temporality issues in Moroccan Arabic and Dutch (by Bos, Petra); 10. 10. Bilingual narrative development in Papiamento and Dutch (by Severing, Ria); 11. 11. Linguistic features of Spanish-Hebrew children's narratives (by Kupersmitt, Judy); 12. 12. Narrative development in Hebrew and English (by Kaufman, Dorit); 13. 13. Trilingual children narrating in Hebrew, English and Spanish (by Stavans, Anat); 14. 14. Logic and mind in Spanish - English children's narratives (by Pearson, Barbara Zurer); 15. 15. From affect to language: development of evaluation in narratives in spoken English and American Sign Language (by Reilly, Judy); 16. 16. Narrative development in multilingual contexts: A cross-linguistic perspective (by Berman, Ruth A.); 17. Indexshow more