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Acquisition of Verbs and Their Grammar The Effect of Particular Languages

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ISBN-10: 1402043341

ISBN-13: 9781402043345

Edition: 2008

Authors: Natalia Gagarina, Insa G�lzow

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This volume investigates the linguistic development of children with regard to their knowledge of the verb and its grammar. The selection of papers gives empirical evidence from a wide variety of languages including Hebrew, German, Croatian, Japanese, English, Spanish, Dutch, Indonesian, Estonian, Russian and French. Findings are interpreted with a focus on cross-linguistic similarities and differences, without subscribing to either a UG-based or usage-based approach. Currently debated topics, such as the role of frequency, as well as traditional ones such as bootstrapping are integrated into the presentation of language-specific, learner-specific and more general properties of the…    
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List price: $169.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 3/29/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 351
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.322
Language: English

Insa Gülzow and Natalia Gagarina, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin, Germany.

Acquisition of verb argument structure from a developmental perspective : evidence from child Hebrew
Subject use and the acquisition of verbal agreement in Hebrew
Strategies in the L1-acquisition of predication : the copula construction in German and Croatian
Why not all verbs are learned equally : the intransitive verb bias in Japanese
Dynamic event words, motion events and the transition to verb meanings
The early stages of verb acquisition in English, Spanish and German
Finiteness in children and adults learning Dutch
The acquisition of voice morphology in Jakarta Indonesian
Analytical and synthetic verb constructions in Russian and English child language
The acquisition of verbal inflection in Estonian : two case studies
Grammatical role of French first verbs
Speaker and hearer reference in Russian speaking children