The Acquisition of Derivational Morphology

A cross-linguistic perspective

| University of Graz
| University of Vienna
| University of Vienna
| University of Vienna
ISBN 9789027209825 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027258885 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This book offers the first systematic study of the early phases in the acquisition of derivational morphology from a cross-linguistic and typological perspective.

It presents ten empirical longitudinal studies in genealogically and typologically diverse languages (Indo-European, Finno-Ugric, Altaic) with different degrees of derivational complexity. Data collection, analysis and systematic comparison between child speech and parental child-directed speech are strictly parallel across the chapters. In order to identify the productivity of a derivational pattern, signalling the crucial developmental stage in its acquisition, the concept of the mini-paradigm criterion was applied.

Similar developmental processes can be observed in all children, independent of the language they acquire, but the children’s courses of development also show obvious typological differences. This points towards an important impact of the structural properties of the specific language on emergence, use and the early course of development of derivational patterns.
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 66]  2021.  ix, 307 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of abbreviations
Chapter 1. Introduction
Wolfgang U. Dressler, Veronika Mattes and Laila Kjærbæk
Chapter 2. The development of derivation in early Greek first language acquisition
Ursula Stephany
Chapter 3. Derivational patterns in spontaneous data of French-speaking parent-child interactions before age three
Marianne Kilani-Schoch and Aris Xanthos
Chapter 4. Emergence and early development of derivatives in Danish child language
Laila Kjærbæk and Hans Basbøll
Chapter 5. Early phases of development of German derivational morphology
Sabine Sommer-Lolei, Veronika Mattes, Katharina Korecky-Kröll and Wolfgang U. Dressler
Chapter 6. Derivational morphology in Croatian child language
Gordana Hržica
Chapter 7. Acquisition of derivational morphology in Russian
Victoria Kazakovskaya and Maria D. Voeikova
Chapter 8. The acquisition of the Lithuanian derivational system
Laura Kamandulytė-Merfeldienė, Ingrida Balčiūnienė and Ineta Dabašinskienė
Chapter 9. Acquisition of noun and verb derivation in Estonian
Reili Argus
Chapter 10. Derivation in Finnish child speech and child-directed speech
Klaus Laalo
Chapter 11. Noun and verb derivations in early Turkish child and child-directed speech
F. Nihan Ketrez and Ayhan Aksu-Koç
Chapter 12. Conclusions
Veronika Mattes and Wolfgang U. Dressler
Subject Index
Subject index
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009020 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Morphology
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021034420 | Marc record