An exploratory study on pro-drop in a written description task in L2 Spanish

An Vande Casteele, Alejandro Palomares Ortiz

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Abstract

The present article aims at investigating the pro-drop phenomenon in L2 Spanish. The phenomenon of pro-drop or null subject is a typological feature of some languages, which are characterized by an implicit subject in cases of topic continuity. More specifically, behaviour regarding subject (dis)continuity in Spanish differs from French. This paper will offer a contrastive analysis on subject realisation by French learners of L2 Spanish compared to L1 Spanish speakers.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching
VolumeAhead of Print
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2020

Keywords

  • pronouns
  • SLA

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