Grammaticalization and First Language Acquisition

Crosslinguistic perspectives

| CNRS – Université Paris 8
| CNRS – Université Paris 8
ISBN 9789027202697 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
ISBN 9789027271891 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
Grammaticalization and lexicalization are at the heart of first language acquisition. Understanding how these processes begin and evolve is a major challenge for current theories and has implications for applications in teaching or clinical contexts. This volume examines the relative weight of cognitive and linguistic determinants of acquisition with particular attention to two questions. The first one concerns the origins of grammar and the processes underlying its development. Is grammatical knowledge innate or constructed by the child? Is it modular or does it interact with other capacities? How can we account for continuity and discontinuity in development? What is the role of input? Second, considerable variation is observed in lexical and grammatical development across child languages. Is the process of acquisition similar in all children or do language-specific factors impact its rhythm and course? Do typological factors determine children’s reliance on lexical or grammatical means of expression in some domains? Originally published in Language, Interaction and Acquisition - Langage, Interaction et Acquisition 2:1 (2011).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 50]  2013.  v, 187 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Grammaticalization and first language acquisition: Crosslinguistic perspectives
Dominique Bassano-Bonhommo and Maya Hickmann †
The study of early comprehension in language development: New methods, findings and issues
Michèle Kail
The acquisition of nominal determiners in French and German: A cross-linguistic perspective on the grammaticalization of nouns
Dominique Bassano-Bonhommo, Katharina Korecky-Kröll, Isabelle Maillochon and Wolfgang U. Dressler
Exploring patterns of adaptation in child-directed speech during the process of early grammaticalization in child language
Marijn van Dijk and Paul van Geert
Sonority, gender and the impact of suffix predictability on the acquisition of German noun plurals
Sabine Laaha
The impact of typological factors in monolingual and bilingual first language acquisition: Caused motion expressions in English and French
Anne-Katharina Harr and Helen Engemann
Developmental perspectives on the expression of motion in speech and gesture: A comparison of French and English
Maya Hickmann †, Henriëtte Hendriks and Marianne Gullberg
Language-specificity of motion event expressions in young Korean children
Soonja Choi
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BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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