APN - German (child L1/ adult L2 acquisition of discourse construction)

The aim of the project is the study of the acquisition of discourse construction by monolingual children in three age groups (4,7,10) and adult nonnative speakers. The focus of the analysis is on the construction of discourse cohesion in the domains of time, space and entities. The German data are part of a larger corpus (collected under the responsibility of Marzena Watorek, University Paris 8 ). Similar data from children and adults exist in French, English, Italian, Polish and Greek. These will be added to the data base in due course.

Elicitation tasks: picture description, based on a poster presenting a scene of a historical town centre (see Data elicitation protocol for details).