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Acquisition in multilingual settings: Implications for explanations of change

Meisel Jurgen M., Elsig Martin, and Rinke Esther

in Language Acquisition and Change: A Morphosyntactic Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748642250
eISBN:
9780748695157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642250.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter investigates whether multilingual acquisition is more likely to trigger structural change than monolingual development. Research on bilingual acquisition reveals that this is not the ... More


Towards an explanatory theory of grammatical change

Meisel Jurgen M., Elsig Martin, and Rinke Esther

in Language Acquisition and Change: A Morphosyntactic Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748642250
eISBN:
9780748695157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642250.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter summarizes our arguments presented in the previous chapters and embeds them into a general theory of language acquisition and change. Based on the premise that core-grammatical change ... More


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