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Title: Children's Discourse
Subtitle: Person, Space and Time across Languages
Written By: Maya Hickmann
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 98

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

Psycholinguist Maya Hickmann presents an original comparative study of
discourse development in English, French, German, and Chinese. Hickmann
discusses the main theoretical issues in the study of first language
acquisition and provides a wide review of available studies in three
domains of child language: person, space and time. Her findings concern the
rhythm of language acquisition, its formal and functional determinants, and
its universal vs. language-specific aspects. The conclusions stress the
importance of relating sentence and discourse determinants of acquisition
in a crosslinguistic perspective.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521065100
ISBN-13: 9780521065108
Prices: U.K. £ 25.99
U.S. $ 48.00