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LINGUIST List 19.3276

Wed Oct 29 2008

Books: Lang Acquisition/Ling Theories: Blom

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, The Acquisition of Finiteness: Blom


Message 1: The Acquisition of Finiteness: Blom
Date: 29-Oct-2008
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: The Acquisition of Finiteness: Blom
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Title: The Acquisition of Finiteness
Series Title: Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG] 94
Published: 2008
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
                http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sp/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110190830-1

Author: Elma Blom
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110190830 Pages: 162 Price: Europe EURO 78.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110190830 Pages: 162 Price: U.S. $ 125.00 Comment: For orders placed in North America only.
Abstract:

The book provides a theoretical and empirical evaluation of a field that
has been the focus of generative theories on language acquisition: the
acquisition of finiteness and related properties such as root infinitives,
verb movement and null subjects. It contains a critical empirical
assessment of the various hypotheses, lists the implications for linguistic
theory and provides alternative analyses. Issues covered are: (i) the
semantics of children's root infinitives (tense, modality and aspect), (ii)
the relation between lexical, morphological and syntactic development in
the domain of finiteness, (iii) the role of the input, and (iv) the
interference of cognitive development. Typological focus is on Germanic
languages.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Morphology
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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