Introduction: The Acquisition of Spanish Morphosyntax; A.T. Pérez-Leroux, J.M. Liceras. Early Verbs and the Acquisition of the Tense Feature in Spanish and Catalan; A. Bel. Root Infinitives in Two Pro-Drop Languages; M.J. Ezeizabarrena. Aspects of the Null Object Phenomenon in Child Spanish; H. Fujino, T. Sano. Spell-out Conditions for Interpretable Features in L1 and L2/Bilingual Spanish; L. Sanchez. The L2 Acquisition of Morphosyntactic and Semantic Properties of the Aspectual Tenses Preterite and Imperfect; S. Montrul, R. Slabakova. The L2 Acquisition of Spanish DPs: the Status of Grammatical Features; J.B. de Garavito, L. White. Inalienable Possession in Spanish: L2-Acquisition at the Lexicon-Syntax Interface; A.T. Pérez-Leroux, et al. The Compounding Parameter and the Word Marker Hypothesis: Accounting for the Acquisition of Spanish N-N Compounding. J.M. Liceras, L. Dìaz, T. Salomaa-Robertson. Author Index. Index.
Recent developments in linguistic theory, as well as the growing body of evidence from languages other than English, provide new opportunities for deeper explorations into how language is represented in the mind of learners. This collection of new empirical studies on the acquisition of Spanish morphosyntax by leading researchers in the field of language acquisition, specifically contributes to the characterization of the L1 / L2 connection in acquisition. Using L1 and L2 Spanish data from children and adults, the authors seek to address the central questions that have occupied developmental psycholinguists in the final decades of the previous century and that will no doubt continue engaging them into the present one.