Acquisition of Numeral Classifiers: The Case of Japanese Children

Acquisition of Numeral Classifiers: The Case of Japanese Children

by Kasumi Yamamoto
     
 

This book is about the numeral classifier system and the acquisition of Japanese classifiers by Japanese children. It consists of three parts. First, it provides a general typological characterization of numeral classifier phrases and discusses the

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This book is about the numeral classifier system and the acquisition of Japanese classifiers by Japanese children. It consists of three parts. First, it provides a general typological characterization of numeral classifier phrases and discusses the semantic properties of numeral classifiers based on an analysis of four languages from four different language families. Second, it extensively reviews classifier acquisition research from eight different languages. Third, it examines the acquisition of numeral classifiers by Japanese preschool children. The importance of the study is that it reveals that young children have a much greater sensitivity to the conceptual underpinnings of the numeral classifier system than was previously considered to be the case.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110183672
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Series:
Studies on Language Acquisition [SOLA] Series, #27
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Previous acquisition research on numeral classifiers54
Ch. 3Present study97
Ch. 4General discussion and conclusion154

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