This study examines the identification processes of the semantics for progressive morphology by considering L2 English learners' production and processing together. The study found a strong link between production and processing for associating -ing with activity predicates in the higher proficiency group, which suggests that their identification of the semantics for -ing favors [±telic] predicates. This study discusses the role of the parser in the identification processes of aspectual -ing and emphasizes the role of aspectual transitions in the acquisition of aspect.
Proceedings of the 13th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2015)
edited by David Stringer, Jordan Garrett, Becky Halloran, and Sabrina Mossman Table of contents
ISBN 978-1-57473-470-6 library binding
vi + 232 pages
publication date: 2016
published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA