LINGUIST List 26.848

Tue Feb 10 2015

Books: The Acquisition of Creole Languages: Adone

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>


Date: 04-Feb-2015
From: Katie Laker <klakercambridge.org>
Subject: The Acquisition of Creole Languages: Adone
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Title: The Acquisition of Creole Languages
Subtitle: How Children Surpass their Input
Published: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://cambridge.org

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/psycholinguistics-and-neurolinguistics/acquisition-creole-languages-how-children-surpass-their-input?format=PB

Author: Dany Adone
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107499850 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 34.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107499850 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 22.99
Abstract:

Editor's note: This is a new paperback edition of a previously announced book.

How do children acquire a Creole as their first language? This relatively underexplored question is the starting point for this first book of its kind; it also asks how first language acquisition of a Creole differs from that of a non-Creole language. Dany Adone reveals that in the absence of a conventional language model, Creole children acquire language and go beyond the input they receive. This study discusses the role of input, a hotly debated issue in the field of first language acquisition, and provides support for the nativist approach in the debate between nativism and input-based models. The Acquisition of Creole Languages will be essential reading for those in the fields of first language acquisition and Creole studies. Adone takes an interdisciplinary approach, using insights from non-verbal language acquisition, which makes this of great interest to those in the field of sign linguistics.

1. Creole languages; 2. Issues in first language acquisition; 3. Complex Creole syntax; 4. Child Creole data; 5. Pronouns and reflexives; 6. Double-object constructions; 7. Passive constructions; 8. Serial verb constructions; 9. Acquisition without a conventional language model; Appendix A. Experimental materials on pronouns and reflexives; Appendix B. Experimental materials on double-object constructions; Appendix C. Experimental materials on passive constructions; Appendix D. Experimental materials on serial verb constructions.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Pragmatics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=80733


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