Publications

These are selected publications from faculty and students associated with the Iowa SLA Lab.

If you are interested in any of these works, please e-mail us for electronic copies. Please note that in most cases the publishers hold the official copyrights to these works.

Special Issues of Journals

Slabakova, R. and J. Rothman (Guest editors). (2011). The Mind-Context Divide: Language Acquisition at the Linguistic Interfaces, special issue of Lingua, 121.

Slabakova, R. (ed.) (2009). The Fundamental Difference Hypothesis Twenty Years Later. Thematic issue of Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2009:2.

Edited volumes

Proceedings of the Mind-Context Divide Workshop. (2010). Iverson, M., Ivanov, I., Judy, T., Rothman, J., Slabakova, R., and Tryzna, M., (Eds.), Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Proceedings of the Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA) 9 Conference. (2008). R. Slabakova, J. Rothman, E. Gavruseva & P. Kempchinsky (Eds.), Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Selected peer-reviewed articles and book chapters

(see below for conference proceedings)

Slabakova, R. (in press) Meaning in the second language, chapter 119 in Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning, edited by Claudia Maienborn, Klaus von Heusinger and Paul Portner, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin—New York.

Rothman, J. & Iverson, M (to appear). Independent Normative Assessments for Bi/Multilingualism, Where art thou? In Cruz-Ferreira. Multilingual Norms. Language Norming in Multilingual Contexts. Berlin/New York: Mouton DeGruyter.

Iverson, M. (to appear). N-drop at the Initial State of L3 Portuguese: Comparing Simultaneous and Additive Bilinguals of English/Spanish. To be submitted for Pires, A. & Rothman, J. (eds.) Minimalist Inquiries into Child and Adult Language Acquisition: Case Studies Across Portuguese. Berlin/New York: Mouton DeGruyter.

Slabakova, R. and Rothman, J. (2011) “The mind-context divide: On acquisition at the linguistic interfaces”, Lingua 121, 568–576.

Slabakova, R. and Ivanov, I. (2011). “A more careful look at the syntax-discourse interface”, Lingua 121, 637–651.

Slabakova, R. (2011). “Which features are at the syntax-pragmatics interface?” Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 1, 1, 89–94.

Slabakova, R. (2011). “L2 semantics.” In Handbook of Second Language Acquisition, S. Gass and Allison Mackey (Eds.), Routledge/Taylor Francis.

Slabakova, R. (2010). “Scalar implicatures in second language acquisition”, Lingua, available online at www.sciencedirect.com.

Slabakova, R. (2010). “Semantic theory and second language acquisition,” Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 30, 231-247.

Slabakova R. (2009) How is inflectional morphology learned?, EUROSLA Yearbook, 9, 56–75.

Slabakova, R. (2009) Features or Parameters: which one makes SLA easier, and more interesting to study? A response to Lardiere, Second Language Research 25, 2, 313-324.

Slabakova, R. (2009) L2 Fundamentals. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 31, 2, 1-19.

Cabrelli, J., Iverson, M. & Judy, T. (2009). Informing Adult Acquisition Debates: N-Drop at the Initial State of L3 Brazilian Portuguese. A. Pires & J. Rothman (eds.). Minimalist Inquiries into Child and Adult Language Acquisition: Case Studies Across Portuguese. Berlin/New York: Mouton DeGruyter.

Rothman, J. & Iverson, M. (2008). Poverty-of-the-stimulus and L2 Epistemology: Considering L2 Knowledge of Aspectual Phrasal Semantics. Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics 15, 4 270-314.

Iverson, M., Kempchinsky, P. & Rothman, J. (2008). Interface Vulnerability and Knowledge of the Subjunctive/Indicative Distinction with Negated Epistemic Predicates in L2 Spanish. EUROSLA Yearbook, 8 135-163.

Slabakova, R. and S. Montrul (2007). L2 Acquisition at the Grammar-Discourse Interface: Aspectual Shifts in L2 Spanish.” In Liceras, J., H. Zobl and H. Goodluck (Eds.), The Role of Features in Second Language Acquisition. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Slabakova, R. (2006). A semantic parameter with a syntactic trigger in the L2 acquisition of Italian.” In Inquiries in Linguistic Development: Studies in Honor of Lydia White. R. Slabakova, S. Montrul, and P. Prévost (Eds.), John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia.

Slabakova, R. (2006). Learnability in the L2 acquisition of semantics: A bidirectional study of a semantic parameter, Second Language Research, 22, 4, 1-26.

Slabakova, R., Montrul, S. and Prévost, P. (2006). “Introduction”. In Inquiries in Linguistic Development: Studies in Honor of Lydia White. Roumyana Slabakova, Silvina Montrul, and Philippe Prévost (Eds.), John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia.

Slabakova, R. (2006). Is there a Critical Period for the Acquisition of Semantics, special issue of Second Language Research, 22, 3, 302-338.

Rothman, J. & Iverson, M. (2007). On L2 Clustering and Resetting the Null Subject Parameter in L2 Spanish: Implications and Observations. Hispania, 90, 2, 329-342.

Rothman, J. & Iverson, M. (2007). To Inflect or Not to Inflect Is the Question Indeed: Infinitives in Non-Native Portuguese. The Journal of Portuguese Linguistics. 6, 2. 5-30.

Rothman, J. & Iverson, M. (2007). Input Type and Parameter Resetting: Is Naturalistic Input Necessary? International Review of Applied Linguistics, IRAL, 45,4 285-319.

Rothman, J. & Iverson, M. (2007). The Syntax of Pronominal Subjects in L2 Spanish: Comparing Two L2 Populations with Different Exposure RESLA- Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics, 20, 185-214.

Conference proceedings and presentations:

GASLA

Campos, G. (2009). L2 Production of English Past Morphology in Advanced Spanish Natives: Syntactic Deficits or Phonotactic Transfer? Proceedings of the 10th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA), ed. Melissa Bowles et al., 210-219. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. Also available at the Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Slabakova, R. (2009). What Is Easy and What Is Hard to Acquire in a Second Language? Proceedings of the 10th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA), ed. Melissa Bowles et al., 280-294. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. Also available at the Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Ivanov, I. (2009). Topicality and Clitic Doubling in L2 Bulgarian: A Test Case for the Interface Hypothesis. Proceedings of the 10th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA), ed. Melissa Bowles et al., 17-24. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. Also available at the Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Iverson, M. & Rothman, J. (2007) Adverbial Quantification and Perfective/Imperfective Interpretive Nuances in L2 Portuguese. Proceedings of the 9th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA), ed. Roumyana Slabakova et al., 70-80. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. Also available at Cascadilla Procedings Project.

SLRF

Slabakova, R. & J. Gajdos. (2008). Variable morphology in L2 Acquisition: Facts and Explanations”. In Bowles, M.; Foote, R. & Perpiñán, S. (eds.) Selected Proceedings of SLRF 2007. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. Also available at Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Hispanic Linguistics Symposium

Iverson, M. & Rothman, J. (2008). The Syntax-Semantics Interface in L2 Acquisition: Genericity and Inflected Infinitive Complements in Non-Native Portuguese. In Bruhn de Garavito, J. and Valenzuela, E. (eds.) Selected Proceedings of the 10th Hispanic Linguistic Symposium. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. pp. 78-92. Available also at Cascadilla Procedeeings Project.

BUCLD:

Gavruseva, E. (2009). Syntactic Frames and Morphological Cues in the Acquisition of Adjectives in Child English and Child Russian. In Jane Chandlee, Michelle Franchini, Sandy Lord, and Gudrun-Marion Rheiner BUCLD 33: Proceedings of the 33rd annualBoston University Conference on Language Development MA: Cascadilla Press 187-198.

Rothman, J., Guijarro-Fuentes, P., Iverson, M. and Judy, T. (2009). Noun-raising and Adjectival Interpretative Reflexes in the L2 Spanish of Germanic and Italian Learners. In Jane Chandlee, Michelle Franchini, Sandy Lord, and Gudrun-Marion Rheiner BUCLD 33: Proceedings of the 33rd annualBoston University Conference on Language Development MA: Cascadilla Press 444-455.

Ivanov, I. (2008). L1 Acquisition of Bulgarian Object Clitics: Unique Checking Constraint or Failure to Mark Referentiality. In Chan, H.; Jacob, H. and Kapia, E. (eds). BUCLD 32: Proceedings of the 32nd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. MA: Cascadilla Press 189-200.

Slabakova, R. (2007). Scalar Implicatures in L2 Acquisition. In Heather Caunt-Nulton, Samantha Kulatilake, and I-hao Woo BUCLD 31: Proceedings of the 31st annual Boston University Conference on Language Development MA: Cascadilla Press 576-584.

 

Publications by Affiliated Members

Rothman, J.(forthcoming). L3 Syntactic Transfer Selectivity and Typological Determinacy: The Typological Primacy Model. Second Language Research.

Rothman, J.(2010).Theoretical Linguistics Meets Pedagogical Practice Pronominal Subject Use in Spanish as a Second Language as an Example. Hispania, 93, 52-65.

Rothman, J., Judy, T., Guijarro-Fuentes, P. & Pires, A. (2010). On the (un)-ambiguity of adjectival interpretations in L2 Spanish.: Informing Debates on the Mental Representations of L2 Syntax. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 32, 47-77.

Rothman, J. & Cabrelli, J. (in press, 2010). What Variables Condition Syntactic Transfer?: A Look at the L3 Initial State. Second Language Research 26,2.

Rothman, J. (2009). Pragmatic Deficits with Syntactic Consequences: L2 Pronominal Subjects and the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface. Journal of Pragmatics, 41, 951-973.

Rothman, J. (2009). Knowledge of A/A'-Dependencies on Subject Extraction with Two Types of Infinitives in Non-Native Portuguese Adult Bilingualism. International Journal of Bilingualism13 (1), 111-140.

Guijarro-Fuentes, P., Judy, T. & Rothman, J. (2009) On Transfer, Proficiency and Cross-Individual/Aggregate SLA Differences: Examining Adjectival Semantics in L2 Spanish. In Bennati, A. (ed.) Issues in L2 Proficiency. London: Continuum, 233-253.

Rothman, J. (2008). Why Not All Counter-Evidence to the Critical Period Hypothesis Is Equal or Problematic: Implications for SLA. Language and Linguistics Compass, 2 (6), 1063–1088.

Rothman, J. (2008). How Pragmatically Odd!: Interface Delays and Pronominal Subject Distribution in the L2 Spanish of English Natives. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 1, 317-339.

Rothman, J. (2008). Aspectual Morphology Use in Adult L2 Spanish & The Competing Systems Hypothesis: When Pedagogical and Linguistic Rules Conflict. Languages in Contrast, 8,1, 74-106.

Rothman, J. (2007). Sometimes They Use It, Sometimes They Don’t: An Epistemological Discussion of L2 Morphological Production and Its Use as a Competence Measurement. Applied Linguistics 28, 4 609-615.

Rothman, J. (2007) Pragmatic Solutions for Syntactic Problems: Understanding Some L2 Syntactic Errors in Terms of Pragmatic Deficits. In Baauw, S., Dirjkoningen, F. & Pinto, M. (eds.) Romance languages and linguistic theory. Amsterdam: John Benjamins pp. 299-320.

Goodin-Mayeda, C. E. & Rothman, J. (2007) The Acquisition of Aspect in L2 Portuguese & Spanish: Exploring Native/Non-Native Performance Differences. In Baauw, S., Dirjkoningen, F. & Pinto, M. (eds.) Romance languages and linguistic theory. Amsterdam: John Benjamins pp. 131-148


 

Books

 

Haznedar, B. and Gavruseva, E. (2008). Current Trends in Child Second Language Acquisition: A generative perspective. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

 

Slabakova, R. (2008). Meaning in the Second Language. Studies in Language Acquisition Series, Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

 

Slabakova, R., Montrul, S. and Prévost, P (eds.), (2006). Inquiries in Linguistic Development: Studies in Honor of Lydia White. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

 

Slabakova, R., & P. Kempchinsky (eds.) (2005). Aspectual Inquiries. Kluwer.

 

Slabakova, R. (2001). Telicity in the second language. Amsterdam: Benjamins.