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On the acquisition of ambiguous Valency-marking morphemes: insights from the acquisition of French SE

Barrière, I. and Lorch, Marjorie P. (2006) On the acquisition of ambiguous Valency-marking morphemes: insights from the acquisition of French SE. In: Torrens, V. and Escobar, L. (eds.) The Acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languages. Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 41. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins, pp. 23-49. ISBN 9789027253019.

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Abstract

Book synopsis: This volume includes a selection of papers that address a wide range of acquisition phenomena from different Romance languages and all share a common theoretical approach based on the Principles and Parameters theory. They favour, discuss and sometimes challenge traditional explanations of first and second language acquisition in terms of maturation of general principles universal to all languages. They all depart from the view that language acquisition can be explained in terms of learning language specific rules, constraints or structures. The different parts into which this volume is organized reflect different approaches that current research has offered, which deal with issues of development of reflexive pronouns, determiners, clitics, verbs, auxiliaries, inflection, wh-movement, ressumptive pronouns, topic and focus, mood, the syntax/discourse interface, and null arguments.

Item Type: Book Section
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
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Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2011 12:58
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:21
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4139

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