The acquisition of finiteness

by Elma Blom

The book provides a theoretical and empirical evaluation of a field that has been the focus of generative theories on language acquisition: the acquisition of finiteness and related properties such as root infinitives, verb movement and null subjects. It contains a critical empirical assessment of the various hypotheses, lists the implications for linguistic theory and provides alternative analyses. Issues covered are: (i) the semantics of children's root infinitives (tense, modality and aspect), (ii) the relation between lexical, morphological and syntactic development in the domain of finiteness, (iii) the role of the input, and (iv) the interference of cognitive development. Typological focus is on Germanic languages.

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書名 The acquisition of finiteness
著作者等 Blom, Elma
書名別名 SGG 94
シリーズ名 Studies in generative grammar
出版元 Mouton de Gruyter
刊行年月 c2008
ページ数 viii, 162 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9783110190830
NCID BA87939291
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言語 英語
出版国 ドイツ