Generative Perspectives on Language Acquisition

Empirical findings, theoretical considerations and crosslinguistic comparisons

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Against the background of the proliferation of the various subdisciplines of language acquisition research over the past decades, this volume aims to enhance the existing but somewhat fragile links between language acquisition and theoretical linguistics. With regard to previous research, the book focuses on the acquisition of syntax and syntactic theory, specifically on Chomskyan Generative Grammar.
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 14]  1996.  xxviii, 499 pp.
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Table of Contents
Tables and Figures
vii
Abbreviations
xi
Contributors
xiii
Introduction
Harald Clahsen
xv
The Optional-Infinitive Stage in Child English: Evidence from Negation
Tony Harris and Kenneth Wexler
1
Towards a Structure-Building Model of Acquisition
Andrew Radford
43
The Underspecification of Functional Categories in Early Grammar
Nina Hyams
91
Lexical Learning in Early Syntactic Development
Harald Clahsen, Sonja Eisenbeiss and Martina Penke
129
Strong Continuity, Parameter Setting and the Trigger Hierarchy: On the Acquisition of the DP in Bernese Swiss German and High German
Zvi Penner and Jürgen Weissenborn
161
Subject-Verb and Object-Verb Agreement in Early Basque
Jürgen M. Meisel and María José Ezeizabarrena
201
Acquisition of Italian Interrogatives
Maria Teresa Guasti
241
Root Infinitives, Clitics and Truncated Structures
Liliane Haegeman
271
On the Acquisition of Subject and Object Clitics in French
Cornelia Hamann, Luigi Rizzi and Ulrich Hans Frauenfelder
309
Clitics in L2 French
Lydia White
335
The Initial Hypothesis of Syntax: A Minimalist Perspective on Language Acquisition and Attrition
Christer Platzack
369
The Role of Merger Theory and Formal Features in Acquisition
Thomas Roeper
415
How, Hang on a Minute: Some reflections on emerging orthodoxies
Martin Atkinson
451
Index of Names
487
Index of Subjects
495
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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