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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.


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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Title: 'Acquisition of adjectives in Quebec French as revealed by elicitation data'
Author: PhaedraRoyle
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Institution: 'Université de Montréal'
Author: DanielValois
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Homepage: 'http://web.me.com/dvalois/Site/Accueil.html'
Linguistic Field: 'Language Acquisition; Semantics'
Subject Language: 'French'
Abstract: This study presents data from an elicitation study on French size and color adjectives in noun phrases (DPs), both early acquired structures. Thirty-two francophone children aged 3–5 years participated in the study. Adjectives were elicited using specially designed puzzles and spontaneous speech corpora. We observed that errors in French variable adjectives are produced in the early acquisition stages, especially in the context of feminine colour DPs. We propose that the source of difficulty for feminine variable adjectives is the retrieval of a lexicalized form that competes with the masculine adjective denoting the same concept.

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This article appears in Journal of French Language Studies Vol. 20, Issue 3, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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