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Syntactic Theory and the Acquisition of English Syntax: An Introduction

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Between the ages of one-and-a-half and two years children start to form elementary phrases and clauses. This stage of their linguistic development provides the first clear evidence that they have begun to develop a grammar of the language being acquired. It is therefore of paramount importance for any attempt to construct a theory of language acquisition. Drawing data from a corpus of more that 100,000 spontaneous utterances, Andrew Radford demonstrates that the fundamental characteristic of children's earliest ...

Syntactic Theory and the Acquisition of English Syntax: An Introduction 1991, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780631163589

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