Chapter published in:The Acquisition of Derivational Morphology: A cross-linguistic perspective
Edited by Veronika Mattes, Sabine Sommer-Lolei, Katharina Korecky-Kröll and Wolfgang U. Dressler
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 66] 2021
► pp. 263–288
Chapter 11Noun and verb derivations in early Turkish child and child-directed
This chapter presents the emergence of derivational morphology in nouns and verbs in the speech of two Turkish-speaking monolingual girls between the ages 1;3 and 3;0, taking into account the patterns in their child-directed speech. Derivational morphology emerges early, before age 3;0, although compounding is an option in addition to derivation in the language. In both children’s speech the causative is the first derivational morpheme and it emerges simultaneously with inflections followed by other types of derivations. Instrument nouns emerge earlier than agent nouns in both children’s speech. The study further shows that children with different developmental paces follow similar paths in their acquisition of derivational morphology and their speech reflect the derivational patterns in their child-directed speech.
- 1.Derivation in Turkish
- 2.Acquisition of derivation
- 4.1Emergence of morphology in different paces
- 4.2Derivation versus other word-formation options in CDS and CS
- 4.3Verb derivations: An overview
- 4.4Emergence of verb derivations
- 4.5Noun derivations: An overview
- 4.6Emergence of noun derivations
- 4.8Agent vs. instrument nouns
- 5.Discussion and conclusion
Published online: 10 November 2021
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