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Title: Variation in the Input
Subtitle: Studies in the Acquisition of Word Order
Edited By: Merete Anderssen
Kristine Bentzen
Marit Westergaard
URL: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/linguistics/book/978-90-481-9206-9
Series Title: Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
Description:

The topic of variation in language has received considerable attention in
the field of general linguistics in recent years. This includes research on
linguistic micro-variation that is dependent on fine distinctions in syntax
and information structure. However, relatively little work has been done on
how this variation is acquired. This book focuses on how different types of
variation are expressed in the input and how this is acquired by young
children. The collection of papers includes studies of the acquisition of
variation in a number of different languages, including English, German,
Greek, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Swiss German, Ukrainian, and American
Sign Language. Different kinds of linguistic variation are considered,
ranging from pure word order variation to optionally doubly filled COMPs
and the resolution of scopal ambiguities. In addition, papers in the volume
deal with the extreme case of variation found in bilingual acquisition.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9048192064
ISBN-13: 9789048192069
Pages: 286
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