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Title: The Acquisition of Swedish Grammar
Edited By: Gunlög Josefsson
Christer Platzack
Gisela Håkansson
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LALD%2033
Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 33
Description:

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 Some of the thematic chapters present original, unpublished data: on the acquisition of tense, on the range and frequency of different word order patterns in early child Swedish, related to the input, meaning the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

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Language Acquisition
Generative Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Swedish
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ISBN: 9027252920
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Pages: vi, 315 pp.
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ISBN: 1588114570
ISBN-13: 9781588114570
Pages: vi, 315 pp.
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