Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics

Variation in the Input

Studies in the Acquisition of Word Order

Editors: Anderssen, Merete, Bentzen, Kristine, Westergaard, Marit (Eds.)

  • The first collection of papers focussing on the acquisition of word order variation Contains papers addressing first language acquisition of a wide selection of languages The papers discuss new child language data The volume provides new theoretical insights

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The topic of variation in language has received considerable attention in the field of general linguistics in recent years. This includes research on linguistic micro-variation that is dependent on fine distinctions in syntax and information structure. However, relatively little work has been done on how this variation is acquired. This book focuses on how different types of variation are expressed in the input and how this is acquired by young children. The collection of papers includes studies of the acquisition of variation in a number of different languages, including English, German, Greek, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Swiss German, Ukrainian, and American Sign Language. Different kinds of linguistic variation are considered, ranging from pure word order variation to optionally doubly filled COMPs and the resolution of scopal ambiguities. In addition, papers in the volume deal with the extreme case of variation found in bilingual acquisition.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Acquisition of (Word Order) Variation

    Anderssen, Merete (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Optional Illusions

    Gualmini, Andrea

    Pages 17-32

  • ‘Optional’ Doubly-Filled COMPs (DFCs) in Wh-Complements in Child and Adult Swiss German

    Schönenberger, Manuela

    Pages 33-64

  • The Acquisition of Adjectival Ordering in Italian

    Cardinaletti, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 65-93

  • Input Factors in Early Verb Acquisition: Do Word Frequency and Word Order Variability of Verbs Matter?

    Kieburg, Anja (et al.)

    Pages 95-127

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eBook $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Variation in the Input
Book Subtitle
Studies in the Acquisition of Word Order
Editors
  • Merete Anderssen
  • Kristine Bentzen
  • Marit Westergaard
Series Title
Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
Series Volume
39
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9207-6
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9207-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9206-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3351-0
Series ISSN
1873-0043
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 276
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