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Mon Apr 19 2004

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Message 1: Auch and noch in Child and Adult German: Nederstigt

Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 12:56:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: julia.ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Auch and noch in Child and Adult German: Nederstigt




Title: Auch and noch in Child and Adult German
Series Title: Studies on Language Acquisition

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Mouton de Gruyter
		http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Author: Ulrike Nederstigt, Department of Business Communication at the
University of Nijmegen, The Netherla

Hardback: ISBN: 3110180448, Pages: xiv, 406, Price: Europe EURO 88.00

			
Abstract:

"Auch and noch in child and adult German" is an empirical study of the
early acquisition of "auch" (also) and "noch" (also/still) in German,
and the adult use of these additive particles in spoken language. It
centres around the question of how children acquire these particles,
but it also investigates the way in which adults use these particles
in order to determine what children actually have to learn and what
the input they get is like. Previous studies on focus particles in
adult German mainly focused on the semantic and syntactic properties
of primarily constructed examples. Based on several corpora of spoken
German, this is the first comprehensive study of natural language data
that systematically analyses the intonation of focus particle
utterances as well as their semantic, syntactic and information
structural properties. The study of the child data, an extensive
longitudinal corpus of one German child, was carried out against the
background of the adult data. It offers a thorough characterisation of
the acquisition of the two additive particles that also takes into
account results from previous studies on the acquisition of focus
particles, mainly on their comprehension. In addition to studying the
acquisition of these particles, the author also introduces an analysis
of focus particles that emphasises the differences between stressed
and unstressed particles, which makes this book not only interesting
to researchers in language acquisition and psycholinguistics, but also
to those interested in phonology/prosody, semantics, syntax, and
information structure.

>From the Contents

1.	INTRODUCTION
1.1.	FOCUS PARTICLE IN GERMAN - A FIRST ANALYSIS
1.2.	ACQUIRING FOCUS PARTICLES
1.3.	SOME DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AUCH AND NOCH IN ADULT GERMAN
1.4.	CONSTRUCTED EXAMPLES VS. NATURAL DISCOURSE
1.5.	RATIONALE OF THIS STUDY
1.6.	ORGANISATION OF THIS BOOK

PART I

2.	FOCUS PARTICLES - A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
2.1.	INTRODUCTION
2.2.	THE MEANING OF AUCH AND NOCH
2.3.	THE SYNTAX OF AUCH AND NOCH
2.4.	THE PROSODY OF FOCUS PARTICLE UTTERANCES
2.5.	INFORMATION STRUCTURE, FOCUS AND THE DOMAIN OF APPLICATION
2.6.	CONCLUSION

3.	AUCH AND NOCH IN SPOKEN GERMAN - AIM, DATA AND METHOD OF THE STUDY
3.1.	THE AIM OF THE STUDY
3.2.	THE DATA
3.3.	THE METHODN

4.	RESULTS
4.1.	QUANTITATIVE RESULTS
4.2.	QUALITATIVE RESULTS

5.	CONCLUSIONS AND DISCUSSION
5.1.	USAGE PATTERNS OF Auch AND Noch
5.2.	THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION
5.3.	INTONATION OF Auch- AND Noch-UTTERANCES
5.4.	THE MEANING OF Auch AND Noch
5.5.	THE SYNTAX OF Auch AND Noch
5.6.	THE ANALYSIS OF FOCUS PARTICLES

6.	AN ALTERNATIVE ANALYSIS
6.1.	PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS
6.2.	THE ANALYSIS OF AUCH
6.3.	THE ANALYSIS FOR auch

PART II

7.	CHILD LANGUAGE - AIM, DATA AND METHOD
7.1.	INTRODUCTION
7.2.	THE DATA
7.3.	ANALYSING CHILD LANGUAGE

8.	RESULTS
8.1.	QUANTITATIVE RESULTS
8.2.	QUALITATIVE RESULTS

9.	THE ACQUISITION OF AUCH AND NOCH
9.1.	A FIRST COMPARISON
9.2.	THE ACQUISITION OF AUCH AND NOCH
9.3.	CONSEQUENCES FOR THE ACQUISITION OF THE TWO PARTICLES
9.4.	THE ACQUISITION OF AUCH AND NOCH IN CHILD LANGUAGE
9.5.	SUMMARY

10.	GENERAL CONCLUSIONS AND DISCUSSION
10.1.	THE EMPIRICAL STUDY OF ADULT SPOKEN GERMAN
10.2.	THE ALTERNATIVE ANALYSIS OF AUCH AND Auch
10.3.	THE TWO PARTICLES IN CHILD LANGUAGE
10.4.	LEARNING HOW TO USE Auch AND Noch
10.5.	FUTURE RESEARCH


Lingfield(s):	Applied Linguistics
		Language Acquisition
		Phonology
		Psycholinguistics
		
Subject Language(s):	German, Standard (Language code: GER)
		
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)


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