Talk: The Acquisition of Raising Constructions in L2 English by Turkish Native Speakers

This paper explores the acquisition of raising constructions in L2 English by Turkish native speakers. As Turkish only allows SOR (Callies, 2008), we focus on the acquisition of SSR, which seems to be typologically rare as it involves what is called A-movement over an experiencer that occupies a place structurally lower compared to the subject. Therefore, based on the prediction that its acquisition is to be problematic compared to SOR raising, we hypothesize that Turkish learners of English have wrong interpretation and theta role assignment.


Day: 2020-11-19
Start time: 18:30
Duration: 00:30
Room: Agathe Lasch
Track: Theoretical Linguistics




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