First Language Acquisition of Morphology and Syntax

Perspectives across languages and learners

| University of Plymouth
| University of Plymouth
ISBN 9789027253064 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027290601 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
The papers comprising this volume focus on a broad range of acquisition phenomena (subject dislocation, structural case, word order, determiners, pronouns, quantifiers and logical words) from different languages and language combinations. These include languages with large numbers of speakers (French, German, Spanish) and less frequently spoken ones (Norwegian, Russian, Swiss-German, Hebrew, Basque and Serbo-Croatian) within different language acquisition scenarios and a wide range of populations. Most contributions adopt a common theoretical background within the generative approach with the aim to advance, discuss and critically analyse other research on first, bilingual and language impaired acquisition. The various sections of this stimulating volume reflect different theoretical and methodological perspectives of current research investigating morphology and syntax and offer diverging interpretations.
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 45]  2008.  vi, 302 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
1. Left-dislocated subjects: A construction typical of young French-speaking children?
Christophe Parisse
2. The development and interaction of Case and Number in early Russian
Galina Gordishevsky and Jeannette Schaeffer
3. Verb movement and subject placement in the acquisition of word order: Pragmatics or structural economy?
Marit Westergaard
4. Three acquisition puzzles and the relation between input and output
Manuela Schönenberger
5. The acquisition of universal quantifiers in Spanish
Linda Escobar and Vincent Torrens
6. Subject-object asymmetry in children's comprehension of sentences containing logical words
Sharon Armon-Lotem
7. On the "vulnerability" of the left periphery in French/German balanced bilingual language acquisition
Matthias Bonnesen
8. The subjects of unaccusative verbs in bilingual Basque/Spanish children
María Pilar Larrañaga
9. Dominance, mixing and cross-linguistic influence: On their relation in bilingual development
Tanja Kupisch
10. A cross-linguistic analysis of binding in Down syndrome
Alexandra Perovic
11. Balanced bilingual children with two weak languages: A French/German case study
Natascha Müller and Antje Pillunat
Neil Smith
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BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008004824 | Marc record