Syntactic Theory and the Acquisition of English Syntax: The Nature of Early Child Grammars of English

Syntactic Theory and the Acquisition of English Syntax: The Nature of Early Child Grammars of English

by Andrew Radford

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631163572
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/28/1991
Pages: 304

About the Author

Andrew Radford is Professor (and Head of the Dept.) of Linguistics at the University of Essex. His major publications include a book on Italian Syntax (1977) and two standard introductions to syntactic theory, Transformational Syntax (1981) and Transformational Grammar (1988).

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Aims and Approaches.

2. Categorization in Early Child English.

3. Lexical Category Systems in Early Child English.

4. Absence of a Determiner System in Early Child English.

5. Absence of a Complementizer System in Early ChildEnglish.

6. Absence of an Inflection System in Early Child English.

7. Absence of a Case System in Early Child English.

8. The Grammar of Missing Arguments in Early Child English.

9. The Overall Structure of Early Child Grammars of English.

10. Explanations and Implications.

Bibliography.

Index.

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