INQUIRIES IN LINGUISTIC DEVELOPMENT: IN HONOR OF LYDIA WHITE. Roumyana Slabakova, Silvina A. Montrul, and Philippe Prévost (Eds.). Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2006. Pp. vi + 363. $156.00 cloth.
As noted by one of the contributors to this Festschrift volume, Lydia White is widely regarded as the ostensible mother of research in SLA from a generative linguistics perspective. This volume consists of an introduction and 14 chapters edited and written by McGill University alumni who have studied with White. The collection covers an impressive range of topics, mostly in generative SLA, in various linguistic domains including phonology, morphosyntax, lexical and formal semantics, the syntax-discourse/pragmatics interface, and language processing. There are also chapters on first language (L1) acquisition, third language acquisition, bilingualism, and language attrition among heritage language speakers.