Development of Verb Inflection in First Language Acquisition: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Development of Verb Inflection in First Language Acquisition: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

by Dagmar Bittner
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110178230

ISBN-13: 9783110178234

Pub. Date: 06/19/2003

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

The volume deals with the emergence of verb morphology in children during their second and early third year of life from a cross-linguistic perspective. It covers 15 contributions - each analyzing one single language - based on parallel longitudinal

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The volume deals with the emergence of verb morphology in children during their second and early third year of life from a cross-linguistic perspective. It covers 15 contributions - each analyzing one single language - based on parallel longitudinal investigations of children with parallel methodology and macrostructure in representation. The main question addressed is: How do children detect morphology and construct first subsystems of verbal inflection? The focus lies on the transition from a premorphological phase to a protomorphological phase. The main proposal consists in the concept of miniparadigms and of their relation to morpho-syntactic developments in early first language acquisition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110178234
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
06/19/2003
Series:
Studies on Language Acquisition [SOLA] Series, #21
Pages:
466
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
Specific terms used in common by the contributors to the present volume
Early verb development in one Spanish-speaking child1
Early verbal morphology in Turkish: Emergence of inflections27
The emergence of verb inflection in two German-speaking children53
Early phases in the development of Greek verb inflection89
The early verb development and demarcation of stages in three Russian-speaking children131
A case study of the early acquisition of verbs in Dutch171
Early development of verbal morphology in an English-speaking child205
Early verb development in one Croatian-speaking child239
Early verb inflection in French: An investigation of two corpora269
Emergence of verb paradigms in one Austrian child297
Early verb development in Finnish: A preliminary approach to miniparadigms323
Acquisition of verb morphology in Italian: A case study351
Early acquisition of the verbal complex in Yucatec Maya379
Early verb inflection in Lithuanian401
Subject index421

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