L2 Acquisition

Child (L1) and adult (L2) acquisition of discourse construction. Only German and French L1 and L2 Data is included; other languages (English, Italian, Polish and Greek) will be included later.
This subcorpus contains transcripts and recordings of Adults' Second Language Acquisition data: L2 Czech, German and English.
Fallstudie zum natürlichen Erwerb des Deutschen als Zweitsprache durch Lernende vor und nach Einsetzen der Pubertät. Die Spontansprachdaten zum Erwerb des Deutschen als Zweitsprache durch zwei russische Mädchen wurden von Ende Januar 1998 bis Ende Juni 1999 kontinuierlich je einmal wöchentlich (60 Min.) auf Audiokassetten erhoben (fast ausschließlich auf DAT-Kassetten). Die Aufnahmen wurden nur für die Zeiten der Abwesenheit der Mädchen zu Ferienaufenthalten in Rußland und anderen europäischen Ländern unterbrochen. Die Datenerhebung erfolgte in geringfügig gesteuerten einstündigen Gesprächssituationen über diverse Themen, bei denen jeweils eine der russischen Probandinnen mit einem...
This subcorpus contains transcripts and recordings of Adults' Second Language Acquisition data. Information structure in L2 data. Acquisition of German. L1 - Russian, Croatian and Turkish.
The ESF (European Science Foundation Second Language) Database is a computerized archive of data collected by research groups of the ESF-project in five European countries: France, Germany, Great Britain, The Netherlands and Sweden. The project concentrates on the spontaneous second language acquisition of forty adult immigrant workers living in Western Europe, and their communication with native speakers in the respective host countries. The target languages are Dutch, English, French, German and Swedish.
This Project wants to investigate how second language learners of German express and qualify the relation between the topic and the predicative part of their utterances.The most straightforward relation is a speaker's assertion that some predicate holds for the topic. In native German this is achieved through morpho-syntactic finiteness marking. This assertive relation can be made more informative with the help of particles and adverbials: yes in addition to x; yes and not for the first time; yes perhaps, etc. Some of the elements that can semantically enrich the assertive function of finiteness have been shown to be its precursors in early stages of acquisition. It is the intention of...
L2 acquisition of finiteness by children.
Bilingual first language acquisition - German and Polish
Second Language Acquisition Project "Modalitaet in Lernervarietaeten im Laengsschnitt". The project dealt with the study of the acquisition of modality in German as a second language by untutored adult immigrants with L1 Polish and Italian. The longitudinal data collection covers about two and a half years of the learners' acquisition process. It contains their oral speech production from different elicitation tasks and free conversations with native speakers.
The data were collected in the autumn of 1984 by Nanda Poulisse (University of Nijmegen) as part of a four-year project investigating the use of compensatory strategies by Dutch learners of English (project L5/83, Poulisse, N., Bongaerts, T. & Kellermann, E. 1987, The use of retrospective verbal reports in the analysis of compensatory strategies. In C. Faerch & G. Kasper (eds.), Introspection in second language research. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 213-229.).