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Exploring the Use of Tense and Aspect Morphology in Spanish Oral Narratives by Intermediate and Advanced Learners

Abstract Previous research (e.g., Bardovi-Harlig & Reynolds, 1995; Cadierno, 2000; Camps, 2002; Robison, 1990, 1995; Salaberry, 1999, 2003, 2011) has tested the validity of the Lexical Aspect Hypothesis (LAH), developed by Andersen and Shirai (1994), which proposes that in beginning stages of the L2 acquisition process, the inherent lexical (meaning-based or semantic) aspect of a verb determines the selection of tense and aspect verbal morphology (preterit vs. imperfect) rather than the grammatical aspect, which is related to the viewpoint of the speaker (e.g., whether s/he wants to highlight the beginning, middle or end of an action or event). These studies analyzed written and oral data from personal and story retell learner narratives in clas... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Henderson, Carly Rae (Author) / Lafford, Barbara (Advisor) / García, Carmen (Advisor) / Cerrón-Palomino, Álvaro (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Linguistics
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 110 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Spanish 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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