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Academic Paper


Title: Rising Grammatical Awareness in a French-Speaking Child from 18 to 36 Months: Uses and Misuses of Possession Markers
Author: Marie Leroy-Collombel
Institution: Université Paris V - Descartes
Author: Aliyah Morgenstern
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Institution: Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition
Subject Language: French
Abstract: Children's awareness of grammar can be traced in the way they use and particularly misuse morphology and constructions in what Clark (2001) calls ‘emergent categories’. We focus our longitudinal study on a French speaking child's use of possession markers (Anaé, Paris Corpus), and her creative nonstandard productions (la poupée de moi for ma poupée/my doll). We provide a detailed analysis of the ways in which she moves between a global strategy thanks to which she locates, identifies and uses whole blocks or constructions without analyzing them, and a more analytic strategy that parallels her progressive mastery of the semantic and syntactic complexity of grammatical morphemes.

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This article appears IN Journal of French Language Studies Vol. 22, Issue 1.

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