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Thu Mar 23 2006

Books: Language Acquisition: Deen

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, The Acquisition of Swahili: Deen


Message 1: The Acquisition of Swahili: Deen
Date: 20-Mar-2006
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Acquisition of Swahili: Deen


Title: The Acquisition of Swahili
Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 40
Published: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LALD%2040

Author: Kamil Ud Deen, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253005 Pages: 241 Price: Europe EURO 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253005 Pages: 241 Price: U.S. $ 132.00
Abstract:

This monograph is the first study of the acquisition of Swahili as a first
language. It focuses on the acquisition of inflectional affixes, with a
particular emphasis on subject agreement and tense. Other inflectional
affixes are also investigated, including object agreement and mood.

The study surveys the adult dialect in question, Nairobi Swahili,
discussing social, phonological, morphological and syntactic properties.
Data, analyses and copious examples are presented of the naturalistic
speech of four Swahili speaking children. The data are tested against six
influential theories of child language, and the results show that
processing and metrical theories of telegraphic speech fail to account for
the observed patterns, while grammatical theories of child language fair
significantly better. The data and analyses presented in this book are
indispensable for linguists and psychologists interested in the acquisition
of inflectional material and other cross-linguistic properties of child
language.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements xi

List of Abbreviations xiii

1. Setting the Scene 1-29

2. The Swahili Language: Description and theoretical analysis 31-97

3. Theories of Language Acquisition 99-138

4. Results and Evaluating Theories 139-200

Appendix 1: Methodology and Related Issues 201-206

Appendix 2: Statistical Properties of Adult Swahili 207-208

Appendix 3: The Staging Process 209-218

Appendix 4: Individual Child Data 219-220

References 221-234

Subject Index 235-238

Index of Names 239-241


"This book contains the first comprehensive examination of how verbal
morphology is acquired in a Bantu language, providing a theoretically
exciting and timely contribution to the literature."
Katherine Demuth, Brown University

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Swahili (swh)

Written In: English (eng )

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