The Forum provides an informal but critical setting for the presentation of new ideas and research on first language acquisition. In this volume, the Proceedings of the Forum, the contributors explore their findings on language acquisition in a variety of the world's languages. The papers presented here reflect the diversity of interests in the field and the range of languages being studied. This volume makes an empirical, as well as a theoretical, contribution to linguistic research.
|Publisher:||Center for the Study of Language and Inf|
|Series:||Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
Table of ContentsForeword; Panel: 1. Current approaches to phonological development; Introduction Katherine Demuth; 2. Phonological variability in language acquisition: a representational account Keren Rice; 3. The segmental structure of early words: articulatory frames or phonological constraints Clara C. Levelt; 4. Two strategies in the acquisition of syllable and word structure E. Jane Fee; 5. The development of prosodic words Katherine Demuth; Papers: 6. Acquisition of causatives in Inuktitut Shanley E. M. Allen; 7. The acquisition of discourse markers as sociolinguistic variables: a cross-linguistic comparison Elaine S. Andersen, Maria Brizuela, Beatrice DuPuy, and Laura Gonnerman; 8. Locating parameters: evidence from early word-order Sharon Armon-Lotem; 9. Acquisition of spatial devices in American sign language as evidenced by sentence repetition Jeffrey Bettger, Edward S. Klima, Bonita Ewan, Colleen Lee Smith; 10. Verb initial utterances in early child German: a study of the interaction of grammar and pragmatics Katharina Boser; 11. Verbs, particles, and spatial semantics: learning to talk about spatial actions in typologically different languages Melissa Bowerman, Lourdes de Leo'n and Soonja Choi; 12. Acquiring the locative alternation: how can children tell alternators from nonalternators? Ursula Brinkmann; 13. Linguistic team-work: the interaction of linguistic modules in first language acquisition Hilke Elsen; 14. Like, how do children use _like_?: a relevance theoretic approach Marie E. Helt and Susan Foster-Cohen; 15. The effect of the whole object bias on preschoolers' understanding of collective nouns Gavin N. Huntley-Fenner; 16. Asymmetry in the taxonomic assumption: word learning vs property induction Mutsumi Imai; 17. A study of Chinese children's comprehension of universal quantifiers Xiangdong Jia, Patricia J. Brooks and Martin D. S. Braine; 18. Verb errors in the early acquisition of Mexican and Castilian Spanish Catalina M. Johnson; 19. A negative polarity verb: acquiring its lexical licensers Charlotte Koster and Sjoukje van der Wal; 20. Comparing different views of early grammatical development Elena V. M. Lieven and Julian M. Pine; 21. Sonority driven cluster reduction Diane Ohala; 22. The acquisition of breaking and cutting Clifton Pye, Diane Loeb and Yin-Yin Pao; 23. Factors contributing to the frequency of pronoun case overextension Matthew Rispoli.