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Under the auspices of the Dutch National Science Foundation (ZWO), a research program on primary language development is being prepared. This text aims at contributing to the foundation of such a program by focusing on the main trends in research on primary language development in the Netherlands and abroad. After an Introduction on the goals and scope of the text, the main areas and approaches (section 2), and the main methods and techniques (section 3) of research on primary language development are discussed. Against this background, section 4 offers a survey of Dutch contributions in this field. Whereas sections 2 and 3 focus on main lines of research, our survey of Dutch contributions aims at giving a documented overall picture of the research efforts since 1970.
Published online: 24 March 2014