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Title: The Acquisition of Verbs and their Grammar
Edited By: Natalia Gagarina
Insa Gülzow
URL: http://www.springer.com/978-1-4020-4336-9
Series Title: Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
Description:

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced book.

This volume investigates the linguistic development of children with regard
to their knowledge of the verb and its grammar.

The selection of papers gives empirical evidence from a wide variety of
languages including Hebrew, German, Croatian, Japanese, English, Spanish,
Dutch, Indonesian, Estonian, Russian and French.

Findings are interpreted with a focus on cross-linguistic similarities and
differences, without subscribing to either a UG-based or usage-based approach.

Currently debated topics, such as the role of frequency, as well as
traditional ones such as bootstrapping are integrated into the presentation
of language-specific, learner-specific and more general properties of the
acquisition process.

The papers are united by their focus on discovering what determines
rule-governed behavior in language learners who are coming to terms with
the grammar of verbs.

Written for:
Researchers working in the field of theoretical and applied
(psycho)linguistics, especially those with an interest in language
acquisition and cross-linguistic accounts

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1402043368
ISBN-13: 9781402043369
Pages: 354
Prices: U.K. £ 38.50