Publication
Title
On the role of morphological richness in the early development of noun and verb inflection
Author
Abstract
This study proposes a new methodology for determining the relationship between child-directed speech and child speech in early acquisition. It illustrates the use of this methodology in investigating the relationship between the morphological richness of child-directed speech and the speed of morphological development in child speech. Both variables are defined in terms of mean size of paradigm (MSP) and estimated in a set of longitudinal spontaneous speech corpora of nine children and their caretakers. The children are aged 1;3-3;0, acquiring nine different languages that vary in terms of morphological richness. The main result is that the degree of morphological richness in child-directed speech is positively related to the speed of development of noun and verb paradigms in child speech.
Language
English
Source (journal)
First language. - Chalfont St. Giles, 1980, currens
Publication
Chalfont St. Giles : 2011
ISSN
0142-7237 [print]
1740-2344 [online]
Volume/pages
31(2011), p. 461-479
ISI
000208862700005
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 16.11.2011
Last edited 31.08.2017
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