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Grammatical acceptability among Spanish monolingual and Spanish-English bilingual children

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Grammatical acceptability among Spanish monolingual and Spanish-English bilingual children
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the acquisition of ser and estar
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Lingwall Odio
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Anne Lingwall Odio
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Sanchez
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Liliana Sanchez
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Austin
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co-chair
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Camacho
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Jose
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Jose Camacho
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Syrett
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Kristen
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Kristen Syrett
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Rutgers University
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This dissertation investigates patterns of grammatical acceptability of copular verbs in obligatory contexts among Spanish monolingual and Spanish-English bilingual children. In Spanish, ser must be paired with a DP complement and estar with an adjectival passive. I question whether the two populations of speakers will demonstrate similar patterns of acceptability with the copulas, and whether or not each group’s pattern changes as the children age. I also investigate the potential effect of initial age of onset to English as a contributing factor in the bilingual speakers’ patterns of acceptability. Two experimental measures were created to empirically test these questions, a forced-choice, grammaticality judgment task (Unsworth, 2014) and a ternary-Likert acceptability judgment task (Katsos and Bishop, 2011). There were 91 participants in this dissertation study (57 Spanish monolingual speakers (4;6-10;9, M = 7;6) and 34 Spanish-English bilingual speakers (4;6-12;2, M = 8;5) with 13 adult, Spanish-dominant controls. Results from the two experimental tasks show that monolingual and bilingual children differ in their patterns of acceptability of ser and estar with obligatory predicates. From the earliest age of testing, monolingual children are shown to accept ser with DPs and estar with adjectival passives but older participants continue to demonstrate variability in their acceptability of estar + adjectival passives. Bilingual children also show high levels of acceptability of grammatical ser and estar with their complements from the earliest age of testing, with increased acceptability of ser + DP with age. Both younger and older bilingual children show similar variability with estar + adjectival passives, demonstrating a preference for overgeneralization of ser in these cases. The present research did not reveal robust findings due to the initial age of onset among the bilingual speakers. The results from the two tasks provide a baseline of data highlighting the differences in acceptability between two populations of child Spanish speakers, as well as a locus for overgeneralization of the copulas, based on their underlying linguistic structure.
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Spanish
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Bilingualism in children
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1 online resource (xv, 211 p. : ill.)
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by Anne Lingwall Odio
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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