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Query:   Summary: Two-word stage in language acquisition
Author:  Christophe Parisse
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Language Acquisition

Summary:   Here the summary of the different answers I got from my query.
I would like to thank :

Patricia Kilroe <>
Sari Kunnari <>
David Powers <>
Valery D. Solovyev <>
Frank Wijnen <>

It looks like there are no that many works and references on the
subject and that it is still a very open subject and of course
it pleases me very much. Here are the references I got:

- Amy Pierce's (1989) "On the emergence of syntax: A
crosslinguistic study"

- Deprez and Pierce (1993) in Linguistic Inquiry

- Astrid Ferdinand (1996) `The development of functional
categories. The acquisition of the subject in French'

- Papers on the optional or root infinitive hypothesis (Wexler
1994, in Lightfoot & Hornstein, `Verb movement'; Rizzi 1994 in
Hoekstra & Schwartz), cf. issues 19 & 20 of the Proceedings of
the annual Boston child language development conferences, and
`Papers on language processing and acquisition' (MIT working
papers in linguistics #26); and also J. Meisel (ed.)., `The
acquisition of verb placement' (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1992).

- Marc-Ariel Friedemann (1993/1994) The Underlying Position of
External Arguments in French: A Study in Adult and Child

- Luigi Rizzi (1993/1994) 'Some Notes on Linguistic Theory and
Language Development: The Case of Root Infinitives'

- Heike Behrens' (1993) `Temporal reference in German child

- Liesbeth Schlichtings' (1996) `Discovering syntax'

- Ingram, D. 1989. First Language Acquisition. Cambridge
University Press.

- Phonological Development: Models, Research,
Implications. 1992. Edited by Ferguson, Menn &
Stoel-Gammon. Timonium, Maryland: York Press.

- The Handbook of Child Language. 1995. Edited by Fletcher &
MacWhinney. Oxford: Blackwell.

- Language Development (1997) by Erika Hoff-Ginsberg,
Brooks/Cole Publishing

Thanks to everyone for your help

Christophe Parisse.

LL Issue: 8.494
Date Posted: 10-Apr-1997
Original Query: Read original query


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