First Language Acquisition of Morphology and Syntax
Perspectives across languages and learners
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.
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Table of Contents
Introduction | pp. 1–11
1. Left-dislocated subjects: A construction typical of young French-speaking children?Christophe Parisse | pp. 13–30
2. The development and interaction of Case and Number in early RussianGalina Gordishevsky and Jeannette Schaeffer | pp. 31–59
3. Verb movement and subject placement in the acquisition of word order: Pragmatics or structural economy?Marit Westergaard | pp. 61–86
4. Three acquisition puzzles and the relation between input and outputManuela Schönenberger | pp. 87–118
5. The acquisition of universal quantifiers in SpanishLinda Escobar and Vincent Torrens | pp. 119–135
6. Subject-object asymmetry in children's comprehension of sentences containing logical wordsSharon Armon-Lotem | pp. 137–159
7. On the "vulnerability" of the left periphery in French/German balanced bilingual language acquisitionMatthias Bonnesen | pp. 161–182
8. The subjects of unaccusative verbs in bilingual Basque/Spanish childrenMaría Pilar Larrañaga | pp. 183–207
9. Dominance, mixing and cross-linguistic influence: On their relation in bilingual developmentTanja Kupisch | pp. 209–234
10. A cross-linguistic analysis of binding in Down syndromeAlexandra Perovic | pp. 235–267
11. Balanced bilingual children with two weak languages: A French/German case studyNatascha Müller and Antje Pillunat | pp. 269–294
AfterwordNeil Smith | pp. 295–298
Index of subjects | pp. 299–302
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Main BIC Subject
CFDC: Language acquisition
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General