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Development of nominal inflection in first language acquisition [electronic resource] : a cross-linguistic perspective / edited by Ursula Stephany, Maria D. Voeikova.

Publication:
Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, c2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (460 p.)
Series:
Studies on language acquisition ; 30.
Studies on language acquisition, 1861-4248 ; 30
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Subjects:
Languages, Modern -- Inflection.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Inflection.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Noun.
Language acquisition.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book deals with the emergence of nominal morphology from a cross-linguistic perspective and is closely related to Development of Verb Inflection in First Language Acquisition (ed. by D. Bittner, W. U. Dressler, M. Kilani-Schoch) both methodologically and theoretically. Each of the fourteen contributions studies the early development of the fundamental inflectionally expressed categories of the noun (number, case, gender) in one of the languages belonging to different morphological types (isolating, fusional-inflecting, agglutinating, root inflecting) and families (Germanic, Romance, Slavic/Baltic, Greek, Finnic, Turc, Semitic, Indian American). The analyses are based on parallel longitudinal observations of children in their second and early third year of life as well as their input. The focus lies on the transition from a pre-morphological to a proto-morphological stage in which grammatical oppositions and so-called "mini-paradigms" begin to develop. The point at which children start to discover the morphological structure of their language and the speed with which they develop inflectional distinctions of lexical items has been found to be dependent on the morphological richness of the input language on the paradigmatic as well as the syntagmatic axis of linguistic structure. The findings are interpreted within non-nativist theoretical frameworks (Natural Morphology, Usage-based theories).
Contents:
List of abbreviations
Contributors
Introduction / Ursula Stephany and Maria D. Voeikova
Early nominal morphology in Turkish : emergence of case and number / F. Nihan Ketrez and Ayhan Aksu-Koc̦
Acquisiton of case and plural in Finnish / Klaus Laalo
The acquisition of numeral classifiers and optional plural marking in Yucatec Maya / Barbara Pfeiler
The early development of case and number in Estonian / Reili Argus
The acquisition of case, number and gender in Croatian / Melita Kovačević, Marijan Palmović, and Gordana Hržica
Acquisition of case and number in Russian / Natalia Gagarina and Maria D. Voeikova
The emergence of nominal inflection in Greek / Ursula Stephany and Anastasia Christofidou
The acquisition of number and case in Austrian German nouns / Katharina Korecky-Kröll and Wolfgang U. Dressler
The emergence of nominal number in Italian / Sabrina Noccetti
Number morphology in Spanish first language acquisition / Carmen Aguirre and Victoria Marrero
Relations between the development of the category of nominal and verbal number in two French-speaking children / Marianne Kilani-Schoch
Noun plurals in early Palestinian Arabic : a longitudinal case study / Dorit Ravid and Rola Farah
Subject index.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Stephany, Ursula.
Voeĭkova, M. D.
ISBN:
1-282-29660-4
9786612296604
3-11-021711-2
OCLC:
517820586
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9783110217117 doi