It is often reported in the Russian pedagogical literature that Russian aspect represents a particular challenge for second language (L2) learners. This paper reports the results of an experiment that tested 41 English learners of Russian on the truth value judgment task. These results demonstrate that L2 learners of Russian experience no problems in acquiring the Russian inner aspect, revealing that the difficulties that L2 learners experience with Russian aspect are not of the syntactic type.
Proceedings of the 10th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2009)
edited by Melissa Bowles, Tania Ionin, Silvina Montrul, and Annie Tremblay Table of contents
ISBN 978-1-57473-434-8 library binding
v + 294 pages
publication date: 2009
published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA