Catalan Review

THE EMERGENCE OF L2 IMPERFECTIVE MORPHOLOGY IN NARRATIVE RETELLINGS AND CONVERSATIONS

Catalan Review (2005), 19, (1), 79–109.

Abstract

This study focuses on the L2 acquisition of Catalan imperfect morphology by three adult learners during a period of seven months. The results provided evidence of the association between the atelic lexical categories and the emergence of imperfect morphology. Data from two types of narratives (retellings and conversations) showed that use of imperfect in the data from conversations was higher than in the retellings. These results are discussed in relation to the aspect hypothesis and the marked status of imperfect morphology

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Comajoan, Llorenç