Language Change in Child and Adult Hebrew: A Psycholinguistic Perspective / Edition 1

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Overview

The study of language acquisition has taken on new meaning in the last decade. Now seen as part of the study of other forms of language variation across time and space, such as dialects and sociolects, and the study of pidgins and Creoles, it can help to provide a new understanding of how language evolves and what directs its development. Dorit Ravid here provides a study of contemporary speakers of Hebrew, focusing in particular on inflectional morphology. She traces language development from childhood to adulthood in Hebrew speakers, and explores strategies of language acquisition and language processing leading to variation in the spoken Hebrew of speakers of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195090369
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Series: Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Tel Aviv University
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Table of Contents

Technical Notes
1 Background 3
2 The Study 27
3 Analysis of Results: The Effects of Literacy and Maturation 64
4 Structural Opacity 78
5 Principles and Strategies in Language Acquisition and in Language Processing 90
6 Linguistic Variation and Cost 130
7 Language Variation and Language Change: Some More Answers 169
Notes 175
References 181
Appendices 205
Index 223
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