Direct Objects and Language Acquisition (Cambridge Studies by Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux,Mihaela Pirvulescu,Yves Roberge

By Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux,Mihaela Pirvulescu,Yves Roberge

Direct item omission is a basic incidence, saw in various levels around the world's languages. The expression of verbal transitivity in young children starts with the ordinary use of verbs with out their item, even the place item omissions are illicit within the ambient language. Grounded in generative grammar and learnability thought, this ebook offers a finished view of experimental techniques to item acquisition, and is the 1st to check how young children depend upon the lexical, structural and pragmatic parts to solve the method. the consequences provided result in the speculation that lacking items in baby language shouldn't be noticeable as a deficit yet as a continuing means of wisdom integration. The e-book argues for a brand new version of the way this element of grammar is innately represented from start. perfect examining for complicated scholars and researchers in language acquisition and syntactic concept, the book's starting and shutting chapters also are compatible for non-specialist readers.

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