Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics

The Acquisition of Verbs and their Grammar:

The Effect of Particular Languages

Editors: Gagarina, Natalia, Gülzow, Insa (Eds.)

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This volume investigates the linguistic development of children with regard to their knowledge of the verb and its grammar.

The selection of papers gives empirical evidence from a wide variety of languages including Hebrew, German, Croatian, Japanese, English, Spanish, Dutch, Indonesian, Estonian, Russian and French.

Findings are interpreted with a focus on cross-linguistic similarities and differences, without subscribing to either a UG-based or usage-based approach.

Currently debated topics, such as the role of frequency, as well as traditional ones such as bootstrapping are integrated into the presentation of language-specific, learner-specific and more general properties of the acquisition process.

The papers are united by their focus on discovering what determines rule-governed behavior in language learners who are coming to terms with the grammar of verbs.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Gagarina, Natalia (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Acquisition of verb argument structure from a developmental perspective: Evidence from Child Hebrew

    Uziel-Karl, Sigal

    Pages 15-44

  • Subject use and the acquisition of verbal agreement in Hebrew

    Armon-Lotem, Sharon

    Pages 45-67

  • Strategies in the L1-acquisition of predication: The copula construction in German and Croatian

    Czinglar, Christine (et al.)

    Pages 71-104

  • Why not all verbs are learned equally: The Intransitive Verb Bias in Japanese

    Tsujimura, Natsuko

    Pages 105-122

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Acquisition of Verbs and their Grammar:
Book Subtitle
The Effect of Particular Languages
Editors
  • Natalia Gagarina
  • Insa Gülzow
Series Title
Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
Series Volume
33
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4335-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-4335-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4334-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4336-9
Series ISSN
1873-0043
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 351
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