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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Areas of Interest: 
Monolingual and bilingual first language acquisition
Second language acquisition by children and adults
Second language acquisition and language change


Monolingual and bilingual first language acquisition, second language acquisition by children and adults. Experimental as well as corpus-based research, which focuses on the acquisition of morphosyntax, mainly in Romance, Germanic and Greek. Links between simultaneous and succcessive bilingualism and second language acquisition with language contact and change.


Key publications: 

Parodi, T. & N. Novaković. 2014. Feature learning in L2 acquisition: the clitic placement challenge in L2 Serbo-Croatian. In Grohmann, K. & T. Neokleous (eds.), Developments in the Acquisition of Clitics. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 249-275.                     

Neokleous, T. & T. Parodi. 2013. Clitic Placement in Early Grammars: The case of Cypriot Greek. In Lavidas, N et al (eds.), Major Trends in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics: Selected Papers from the 20th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (April 1-3, 2011). London: Versita. 331-348.          

Parodi, T. 2012. Universal Grammar and second language acquisition. In Chapelle, C. (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley-Blackwell.

Parodi, T. 2009. Clitic doubling and clitic-left dislocation in Spanish and Greek L2 grammars. In Snape, N., Y-K I Leung & M. Sharwood-Smith (eds.), Representational deficits in SLA. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 167-185.

Parodi, T. (1998). Der Erwerb funktionaler Kategorien im Deutschen, G. Narr, Tubingen

University Lecturer, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Departments and institutes: 
Dr Teresa  Parodi

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