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  1. paul, The Acquisition of Swedish Grammar: Josefsson, Platzack, Hakansson (Eds)

Message 1: The Acquisition of Swedish Grammar: Josefsson, Platzack, Hakansson (Eds)

Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 15:16:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: paul <>
Subject: The Acquisition of Swedish Grammar: Josefsson, Platzack, Hakansson (Eds)

Title: The Acquisition of Swedish Grammar
Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 33

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	John Benjamins

Book URL:

Editor: Gunl�g Josefsson, Lund University
Editor: Christer Platzack, Lund University
Editor: Gisela H�kansson, Lund University

Hardback: ISBN: 1588114570, Pages: vi, 315 pp., Price: U.S. $ 138.00


This book provides a number of studies of different aspects of Swedish
child language. Some of the thematic chapters present original,
unpublished data: on the acquisition of tense, on the range and
frequency of different word order patterns in early child Swedish,
related to the input, meaning the language of adults talking to the
children or in the presence of the children. The remaining chapters
present overviews of previous research: on the acquisition of word
formation rules, the noun phrase, and wh-questions. The introduction
to this volume contains a concise overview of the basic features of
Swedish grammar and a comprehensive overview of different Swedish
child language corpora. The main body of research proceeds within a
generative framework, but the text is designed to be accessible to
researchers of different theoretical paradigms.

Table of contents

Gunl�g Josefsson and Christer Platzack 1--21
Swedish language learner corpora
Gisela H�kansson 23--29
The Acquisition of Tense
Lisa Christensen 31--74
Word formation
Ingmarie Mellenius 75--93
Input and output: Sentence Patterns in Child and Adult Swedish
Gunl�g Josefsson 95--133
The Verb Phrase
Christer Platzack 135--154
Non-target Structures and Non-target Uses in Child and Adult Swedish
Gunl�g Josefsson 155--193
Nominal phrases
Ute Bohnacker 195--260
The Acquisition of Swedish Wh-Questions
Lynn Santelmann 261--307
Index 309

Lingfield(s):	Generative Linguistics (Syntax)
		Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s):	Swedish (Language code: SWD)
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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