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Title: First Language Acquisition in Spanish
Subtitle: A Minimalist Approach to Nominal Agreement
Written By: Gilda M Socarrás
URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/first-language-acquisition-in-spanish-9781441133656/
Series Title: Bloomsbury Studies in Theoretical Linguistics
Description:

This book provides new insights into the acquisition of functional categories in child language. Operating within the Minimalist Framework (Chomsky 1995) it examines in particular the availability of Determiner Phrases in the grammar of young children acquiring Spanish as a first language. The analysis reveals an interaction in child grammar around the production of bare nominals, proto-determiners and full determiner phrases. Socarrás performs both qualitative and quantitative analyses to point to a link between the development stages children go through, and the occurrence of these elements in their speech. The work goes on to address the language acquisition debate between the continuity and discontinuity hypotheses, aligning the findings with a conclusion on how best to organise the theory.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Language Acquisition
Grammar
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1441133658
ISBN-13: 9781441133656
Pages: 240
Prices: U.K. £ 24.99