The originality of this volume is in its comparison of various sorts of language development from a number of linguistic-theoretic and empiricalperspectives, using data from both speech and gestural modalities andfrom a diversity of acquisition environments.The originality of this volume is in its comparison of various sorts of language development from a number of linguistic-theoretic and empiricalperspectives, using data from both speech and gestural modalities andfrom a diversity of acquisition environments.Read Less
Minor rubbing. VG. 26x18cm, x, 573 pp, Series: Learning, Development, and Conceptual Change. Contains 15 papers. Includes: D. Bickerton "How to Acquire Language without Positive Evidence: What Acquisitionists Can Learn from Creoles"; D. Adone & A. Vainikka "Acquisition of Wh-Questions in Mauritian Creole"; S. S. Mufwene "On the Language Bioprogram Hypothesis: Hints from Tazie"; J.S. Lumsden "Language Acquisition & Creolization"; E.L. Newport "Reduced Input in the Acquisition of Signed Languages: Contributions to the Study of Creolization"; J. Kegl; et al: "Creation Through Contact: Sign Language Emergence & Sign Language Change in Nicaragua"; A. Henry & D. Tangney " Functional Catagories & Parameter Setting in the Second-Language Acquisition of Irish in Early Childhood"; R.A. Sprouse & B.A. Vance "An Explanation for the Decline of Null Pronouns in Certain Germanic & Romance Langauges"; I. Roberts "Verb Movement & Markedness"; A. Bruyn; et al: " Double-Object Constructions in the Creole Languages: Development & Acquisition"; V. Déprez "The Roots of Negative Concord in French & French-Lexicon Creoles"; L. Rizzi "Broadening the Empirical Base of Universal Grammatical Models: A Commentary"; M. DeGraff "Creolization, Language Change & Language Acquisition: An Epilogue".
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