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Minimalist inquiries into child and adult language acquisition [electronic resource] : case studies across Portuguese / edited by Acrisio Pires, Jason Rothman.

Contributor(s): Pires, Acrisio | Rothman, JasonMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Studies on language acquisition ; 35.Publication details: Berlin, DE : Mouton de Gruyter, c2009Description: 1 online resource (viii, 354 p.) : illISBN: 9783110215359 (electronic bk.); 3110215357 (electronic bk.); 128229654X; 9781282296541Subject(s): Second language acquisition -- Case studies | Bilingualism -- Case studies | Portuguese language -- Acquisition -- Case studies | Portuguese language -- Ability testing -- Case studies | Grammar, Comparative and general -- Case studies | Minimalist theory (Linguistics) | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- PsycholinguisticsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 401/.93 LOC classification: P118.2 | .M57 2009ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Frontmatter; Contents; Foreword; Child and adult language acquisition, linguistic theory and (microparametric) variation; Bootstrapping language acquisition from a minimalist standpoint: On the identification of?-features in Brazilian Portuguese; Clitic omission in the acquisition of European Portuguese: Data from comprehension; Speculations about the acquisition of wh-questions in Brazilian Portuguese; Aspect and the acquisition of null objects in Brazilian Portuguese; Acquisition of Brazilian Portuguese in late childhood: Implications for syntactic theory and language change.
Summary: This volume brings together chapters written by specialists in North America, Europe and Brazil. It includes original research about the acquisition (L1, bilingualism) and acquisition/ learning (L2 or L3) of dialects of Brazilian and European Portuguese. In an effort to maximize volume cohesion, the emphasis has been on contributions that present studies exploring both empirical/experimental and theoretical aspects of the acquisition of syntax, and its interfaces with morphology, with semantics/pragmatics, and with language change. Within the generative paradigm alone there are various volumes.
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Frontmatter; Contents; Foreword; Child and adult language acquisition, linguistic theory and (microparametric) variation; Bootstrapping language acquisition from a minimalist standpoint: On the identification of?-features in Brazilian Portuguese; Clitic omission in the acquisition of European Portuguese: Data from comprehension; Speculations about the acquisition of wh-questions in Brazilian Portuguese; Aspect and the acquisition of null objects in Brazilian Portuguese; Acquisition of Brazilian Portuguese in late childhood: Implications for syntactic theory and language change.

This volume brings together chapters written by specialists in North America, Europe and Brazil. It includes original research about the acquisition (L1, bilingualism) and acquisition/ learning (L2 or L3) of dialects of Brazilian and European Portuguese. In an effort to maximize volume cohesion, the emphasis has been on contributions that present studies exploring both empirical/experimental and theoretical aspects of the acquisition of syntax, and its interfaces with morphology, with semantics/pragmatics, and with language change. Within the generative paradigm alone there are various volumes.

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