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Title: Development of Grammar in Spanish and the Romance Languages
Written By: Eduardo D. Faingold

Researchers in Romance languages will find this book a stimulating and broad-ranging treatment of the development of grammar, demonstrating the relevance of markedness for both linguistic theory and language teaching. A substantial and original account of a unique body of data, across first and second language acquisition, creolization and historical linguistics and across a wide range of languages and contact varieties, demonstrates a new impetus and predictive force for markedness theory.

Demonstrative Pronouns
Prepositions and Adverbs
Subjunctive Verbs
The Mental Representation of Linguistic Markedness
Summary and Conclusion

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403900523
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 168
Prices: U.K. £ 45
U.S. $ 65