Matthias Bonnesen's research while affiliated with University of Hamburg and other places

Publications (4)

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Recent research comparing simultaneous and successive acquisition of bilingualism suggests that successive acquisition is affected by age-related changes possibly as early as age (of onset of acquisition) 3-4. Since children are typically exposed to colloquial varieties, the primary linguistic data can lack properties of formal varieties during ear...
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In this paper, I investigate the status of the so-called “weaker” language, French, in French/German bilingual first language acquisition, using data from two children from the DuFDE-corpus (see Schlyter, 1990a), Christophe and François. Schlyter (1993, 1994) proposes that the “weaker” language in the unbalanced children she studied has the status...
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One of the issues debated in the field of bilingualism is the question of a "critical period" for second language acquisition. Recent studies suggest an influence of age of onset of acquisition (AOA) particularly on syntactic processing; however, the processing of word order in a sentence context has not yet been examined specifically. We used func...

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... Vielen Untersuchungen zufolge ist die Inversion in diesen Sätzen in der französischen Umgangssprache allerdings kaum noch gebräuchlich und nur noch in floskelhaften Sätzen, wie z.B. ou va-t-il? oder comment allez-vous?, zu beobachten (Behnstedt 1973, Bonnesen / Meisel 2005.10 Folglich hat sich bei den postverbalen Subjektsklitika im umgangssprachlichen Französisch eine weitgehend einheitliche Bindungsrichtung durchgesetzt (Meisenburg 2000: 229f). ...
... For French SLI and L2 children, the use of accusative pronominal clitics (Grüter & Crago, 2012;Jakubowicz et al., 1998 and many others) and question formation can differ from monolingual age-matched peers (Chilla & Bonnesen, 2011;Granfeldt & Schlyter, 2004;Meisel et al., 2011;Prévost, 2009;Prévost et al., 2014;Scheidnes & Tuller, 2014). Since the differentiation of SLI-specific versus L2-specific patterns is complex, BiTD children may be misdiagnosed as having SLI, even though several studies focusing on different languages have shown that the quality and the quantity of errors differ in BiTD and monolingual children with SLI (MoSLI) (e.g. ...
... With respect to phonology, the results are more inconclusive, which may have to do with developmental and/or methodological reasons. Studies on child HSs of French in Germany convincingly show that differentiated lexical and grammatical development exists from early on, and high proficiency is attestable in both of the children's languages, even if one of them develops at a slower pace in comparison to the other and to monolingual children (Bonnesen 2009). ...
... All of the foci from the data set appeared within proximity of clusters. To some extent, this maybe unsurprising, given that two sets of authors contributed multiple experiments (Saur et al., 2009;Wartenburger et al., 2003). Only Saur et al. (2009) found results for the L1 network, although all of their experiments contributed to L1 clusters. ...