The Prefunctional Stage of First Language Acquistion (RLE Linguistics C: Applied Linguistics): A Crosslinguistic Study, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Prefunctional Stage of First Language Acquistion (RLE Linguistics C: Applied Linguistics)

A Crosslinguistic Study, 1st Edition

Edited by Ianthi-Maria Tsimpli

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272 pages

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This book provides a theory of first language acquisition in the syntactic framework of the theory of Universal Grammar. It addresses issues related to the earliest stage of development which ends roughly around the child’s second birthday. The theory put forward capitalises on the traditional observation that early child grammars characteristically lack lexical and morphological elements which belong to the ‘closed-class’ system. This book provides an account of the grammatical differences between the set of functional categories and the substantive categories.

Table of Contents

1. The Theoretical Framework 2. Aspect 3. Agreement and Null Arguments 4. Word-Order 5. Negation and Modality 6. Summary and Further Issues

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General