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Dissertation Information

Title: The Acquisition of Functional Categories: A case study Add Dissertation
Author: Joseph Galasso Update Dissertation
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Institution: University of Essex, MPhil/PhD in Linguistics
Completed in: 1999
Linguistic Subfield(s): Language Acquisition;
Subject Language(s): English
Director(s): Harald Clahsen
Andrew Radford

Abstract: The case study argues in favor of an initial Pre-Functional stage in the acquisition of English syntax that arises as a result of the protracted 'maturational-scheduling' of the functional category IP. This initial stage comes to be described as a Non-INFLectional stage-1 during which subject-agreement and possessor-agreement go unmarked. Following Radford & Galasso (1998), the data point to an interesting and previously unreported symmetry between the general development of inflective properties: viz., Subject-Verb constructions on the one hand and Possessive-Noun constructions on the other. Both show symmetric-chronological development of inflectional markings for 3Present/Sg/ {s} and Possessive {'s} (respectively).