Bilingual First Language Acquisition

French and German grammatical development

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The contributions in this volume are based on an analysis of data from bilingual children acquiring French and German simultaneously. The longitudinal studies started at approximately age one year and six months and continued till age six. The papers focus on the development of specific grammatical phenomena; explanations are given within the framework of the Principle and Parameter approach. The study is primarily concerned with the acquisition of so-called 'functional categories' and the consequences of their acquisition for the development of grammar. Specific points dealt with in these papers include: gender, number and case and their internal structure (DP vs NP); inflection and its consequences for agreement marking; and word order phenomena (subject-raising constructions (incl. passives), word order in subordinate clauses). The basic hypothesis underlying this study is that early child grammars consist only of lexical categories and that functional categories are implemented later in the child's grammar. How this happens exactly is the central issue explored in this book.
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 7]  1994.  vi, 282 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
Jürgen M. Meisel
1
Acquiring German and French in a Billingual Setting
Peter Jordens
3
The DUFDE Project
Regina Köppe
15
The Acquisition of Gender and Number Morphology within NP
Caroline Koehn
29
Gender and Number Agreement within DP
Natascha Müller
53
Getting FAT: Finiteness, Agreement and Tense in Early Grammars
Jürgen M. Meisel
89
More about INFL-ection and Agreement: The Acquisition of Clitic Pronouns in French
Georg Kaiser
131
Case Assignment and Functional Categories in Bilingual Children: Routes of Development and Implications for Linguistic Theory
Achim Stenzel
161
NP-Movement and Subject Raising
Regina Köppe
209
Parameters Cannot be Reset: Evidence from the Development of COMP
Natascha Müller
235
Index of Names
271
Index of Subjects
277
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