LINGUIST List 4.1041

Thu 09 Dec 1993

Sum: Acquisition of native languages of Canada

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  1. Ron Smyth, Acquisition of native lgs.

Message 1: Acquisition of native lgs.

Date: Sun, 5 Dec 93 15:20:20 ESTAcquisition of native lgs.
From: Ron Smyth <>
Subject: Acquisition of native lgs.

Recently I asked subscribers for references on the acquisition of native
 languages of Canada. Thanks to Shanley Allen, Victor Golla, Lynne
Hewitt, Kumiko Murasugi, David Parkinson, and Dean Mellow (I hope I've
mentioned all of the respondents) for the following:

1. Allen, S. E. M. 1989. Acquisition of noun incorporation in Inuktitut.
Papers and Reports on Child Language Development 28: 49-56.

2. Allen, S. E. M. 1989. Preschool language acquisition of Inuktitut: a case
study of one Inuk boy. Proceedings of the 2nd National Student Conference
on Northern Studies, 159-167.

3. Allen, Shanley & Martha Crago. 1989. Acquisition of Noun Incorporation in
Inuktitut. _PRCLD_ 28. 49-56.

4. Crago, M. B. 1988. Cultural Context in the Communicative Interaction of
Inuktitut Children. Doctoral dissertation, McGill University.

5. Crago , Martha & Alice Eriks-Brophy, "Culture, Conversation, and
Implications for Intervention". In J. Duchan, L. Hewitt, & R. Sonnenmeier,
Eds. (1994), Pragmatics: From Theory to Practice. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.:
Prentice Hall, pp. 43-58.

6. Crago Martha, & Cole, E. (1991). Using ethnography to bring children's
communicative and cultural worlds into focus. In T. Gallagher (Ed.),
Pragmatics of language: Clinical practice issues (pp. 99-132).
San Diego, CA: Singular Publishing Group.

7. Feurer, Hanny. 1980. Morphological Development in Mohawk. _PRCLD_ 18.

8. Fortescue, Michael & Lise Lennert Olsen. 1992. The acquisition of West
Greenlandic. In: D. I. Slobin (ed.), The Crosslinguistic Study of Language
Acquisition. Volume 3. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

9. Fortescue , Michael . Learning to speak Greenlandic: a case study of a
two-year-old's morphology in a polysynthetic language", in First Language
5, 101-114.

10. Mellow, Dean. 1989. On Triggers: A Parameter-Setting Approach to the
Acquisition of Cree, a Free Word Order Language. McGill Working Papers
in Linguistics, 5.2 97-127.

11. Mithun, Marianne. 1989. The Acquisition of Polysynthesis. _Journal of
Child Language_ 16(2). 285-312.

12. Upper, Mary. A study of Oji-Cree done at the Ontario Institute for
Studies in Education.
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