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Title: The Acquisition of Dutch
Edited By: Annick De Houwer
Steven Gillis
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond NS 52
Description:

In the present-day context of cross-linguistic perspectives on language acquisition, The Acquisition of Dutch offers a much needed overview of the wealth of Dutch child language research that was hitherto lacking. Its comprehensive coverage in terms of topics, its many new theoretical contributions and its focus on providing a solid basis for cross-linguistic comparisons will be of interest to linguists and psycholinguists studying child language everywhere. The volume consists of four thematic chapters preceded by an introductory overview. The thematic chapters cover early speech development in the first year of life, the acquisition of phonology, the lexicon and syntax. The consolidated list of references cover most of the work on Dutch child language in the last few decades.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Subject Language(s): Dutch
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556198140
ISBN-13: 9781556198144
Prices: U.S. $ 176
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027250650
ISBN-13: N/A
Prices: NLG 170.00