Chapter published in:The Acquisition of Diminutives: A cross-linguistic perspective
Edited by Ineta Savickienė and Wolfgang U. Dressler
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 43] 2007
► pp. 279–293
11. The (scarcity of) diminutives in Turkish child language
This study reports that diminutive morphology is not one of the early acquisitions in Turkish child speech (1;3–2;0), although the language has a number of productive diminutive morphemes. Similarly the use of hypocoristic forms of nouns is not a typical property of Turkish child speech. We attribute the scarcity of diminutives and hypocoristic forms in child speech to their infrequent use in the input speech and the complexity of the diminutive formation in the language which does not have properties that could facilitate word learning.
Published online: 18 January 2007
Cited by 3 other publications
Haznedar, Belma & F. Nihan Ketrez
Ketrez, F. Nihan
Ketrez, F. Nihan & Ayhan Aksu-Koç
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