In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
This book provides a number of studies of different aspects of Swedish child language. Some of the thematic chapters present original, unpublished data: on the acquisition of tense, on the range and frequency of different word order patterns in early child Swedish, related to the input, meaning the language of adults talking to the children or in the presence of the children. The remaining chapters present overviews of previous research: on the acquisition of word formation rules, the noun phrase, and wh-questions. The introduction to this volume contains a concise overview of the basic features of Swedish grammar and a comprehensive overview of different Swedish child language corpora. The main body of research proceeds within a generative framework, but the text is designed to be accessible to researchers of different theoretical paradigms.
Table of contents
Introduction Gunlög Josefsson and Christer Platzack 1–21 Swedish language learner corpora Gisela Håkansson 23–29 The Acquisition of Tense Lisa Christensen 31–74 Word formation Ingmarie Mellenius 75–93 Input and output: Sentence Patterns in Child and Adult Swedish Gunlög Josefsson 95–133 The Verb Phrase Christer Platzack 135–154 Non-target Structures and Non-target Uses in Child and Adult Swedish Gunlög Josefsson 155–193 Nominal phrases Ute Bohnacker 195–260 The Acquisition of Swedish Wh-uestions Lynn Santelmann 261–307 Index 309