Aldona Sopata

Aldona Sopata is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Head of the Department of Studies on Multilingualism at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). Since 2016 she is the Dean of the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures.

She has been exploring linguistic issues related to language development in various contexts, i.e. first language acquisition, bilingual language acquisition, second language acquisition, child successive language acquisition, foreign language acquisition in school settings.

Selected publications:

Sopata A, 2016, Null objects in adult and child Polish: Syntax, discourse and pragmatics, Lingua 183C, 86-106.

Mykhaylyk R., Sopata A., 2016, Object pronouns, clitics, and omissions in child Polish and Ukrainian, Applied Psycholinguistcs 37(5), 1051-1082.

Sopata, A.,2011, Placement of infinitives in successive child language acquisition In: Rinke, E. & Kupisch, T., The Development of Grammar: Language Acquisition and Diachronic Change – Volume in honor of Jürgen M. Meisel. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 105-121.

Sopata, A., 2010, The acquisition of negation in Early Child Polish. Linguistics Applied 2/3. 153-173.

Sopata, A., 2009, Erwerbstheoretische und glottodidaktische Aspekte des frühen Zweitspracherwerbs. Sprachentwicklung der Kinder im natürlichen und schulischen Kontext [Theoretical and pedagogical aspects of child second language acquisition. Children’s language development in naturalistic and school settings]. Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM. 462 pp.

Sopata, A., 2008, Funktionale Kategorien im Erwerb des Deutschen und des Polnischen als Erstsprache [Functional catergories in acquisition of German and Polish as L1]. Convivium. 405-432.

Sopata, A., 2005, Optionality in non-native grammars: L2 acquisition of German constructions with absent expletives. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 8/3. Cambridge University Press. 177-193.