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LINGUIST List 21.3953

Wed Oct 06 2010

Books: Language Acquisition: Anderssen, Bentzen, Westergaard (Eds)

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        1.    Jasper de Vaal, Variation in the Input: Anderssen, Bentzen, Westergaard (Eds)

Message 1: Variation in the Input: Anderssen, Bentzen, Westergaard (Eds)
Date: 04-Oct-2010
From: Jasper de Vaal <jasper.devaalspringer.com>
Subject: Variation in the Input: Anderssen, Bentzen, Westergaard (Eds)
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Title: Variation in the Input
Subtitle: Studies in the Acquisition of Word Order
Series Title: Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
Published: 2010
Publisher: Springer
                http://www.springer.com

Book URL: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/linguistics/book/978-90-481-9206-9

Editor: Merete Anderssen
Editor: Krisitine Bentzen
Editor: Marit Westergaard
Hardback: ISBN: 9789048192069 Pages: 286 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Abstract:

The topic of variation in language has received considerable attention in
the field of general linguistics in recent years. This includes research on
linguistic micro-variation that is dependent on fine distinctions in syntax
and information structure. However, relatively little work has been done on
how this variation is acquired. This book focuses on how different types of
variation are expressed in the input and how this is acquired by young
children. The collection of papers includes studies of the acquisition of
variation in a number of different languages, including English, German,
Greek, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Swiss German, Ukrainian, and American
Sign Language. Different kinds of linguistic variation are considered,
ranging from pure word order variation to optionally doubly filled COMPs
and the resolution of scopal ambiguities. In addition, papers in the volume
deal with the extreme case of variation found in bilingual acquisition.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Psycholinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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