Development of Verb Inflection in First Language Acquisition
A Cross-Linguistic Perspective
Ed. by Bittner, Dagmar / Dressler, Wolfgang U. / Kilani-Schoch, Marianne
Series:Studies on Language Acquisition [SOLA] 21
Aims and Scope
The volume deals with the emergence of verb morphology in children during their second and early third year of life from a cross-linguistic perspective. It covers 15 contributions - each analyzing one single language - based on parallel longitudinal investigations of children with parallel methodology and macrostructure in representation. The main question addressed is: How do children detect morphology and construct first subsystems of verbal inflection? The focus lies on the transition from a premorphological phase to a protomorphological phase. The main proposal consists in the concept of miniparadigms and of their relation to morpho-syntactic developments in early first language acquisition.
- 23.0 x 15.5 cm
- xxxvii, 424 pages
- Num. figs.
- DE GRUYTER MOUTON