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LINGUIST List 18.577

Wed Feb 21 2007

Books: Lang Acq/Morphology/Psycholing: Savickienė, Dressler (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, The Acquisition of Diminutives: Savickienė, Dressler (Eds)


Message 1: The Acquisition of Diminutives: Savickienė, Dressler (Eds)
Date: 20-Feb-2007
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Acquisition of Diminutives: Savickienė, Dressler (Eds)


Title: The Acquisition of Diminutives
Subtitle: A cross-linguistic perspective
Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 43
Published: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LALD%2043

Editor: Ineta Savickienė
Editor: Wolfgang U Dressler
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027253033 Pages: 361 Price: U.S. $ 144.00
Abstract:

This cross-linguistic volume innovates research of the acquisition of
diminutives in the inflecting-fusional languages Lithuanian, Russian,
Croatian, Greek, Italian, Spanish, German and Dutch, the agglutinating
languages Turkish, Hungarian and Finnish and in the introflecting Hebrew.
These languages differ in various aspects relevant for the acquisition of
diminutives and the development of pragmatics in early child language.
Diminutive formation often tends to be the first pattern of word formation
to emerge. The main reason for this seems to lie in the pragmatic functions
of endearment, empathy, and sympathy, which make diminutives particularly
appropriate for child-centred communication. A main topic of this book is
the relation of emergence and early development between diminutives and
other categories of word formation and inflection. The greater degree of
morphological productivity and transparency, as well as phonological
saliency, favors the use of diminutives. In this case diminutives may
facilitate the acquisition of inflection.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Morphology
                            Psycholinguistics

Subject Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                            Finnish (fin)
                            Greek (ell)
                            Plautdietsch (pdt)
                            Hebrew (heb)
                            Hungarian (hun)
                            Italian (ita)
                            Lithuanian (lit)
                            Russian (rus)
                            Spanish (spa)
                            Turkish (tur)
                            Croatian (hrv)

Written In: English (eng )

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