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Moving in small steps towards verb second: A case study
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2012 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Linguistics, ISSN 0332-5865, E-ISSN 1502-4717, Vol. 34, no 3, 331-359 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper examines rule-based learning and item-based learning in relation to a Swedish child's acquisition of verb second in main clauses. While rule-based accounts assert that young children have access to syntactic structure and acquire a rule of generalized verb second, item-based accounts claim that young children are reproducing frequent word combinations in the input. The paper provides new and important data from one Swedish child, concluding that the acquisition of verb second is the result of rule-based learning.

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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Vol. 34, no 3, 331-359 p.
Keyword [en]
child language acquisition, constructivist approaches, generativist approaches, item-based learning, rule-based learning, Swedish, verb movement, verb placement, verb second
Keyword [sv]
språkinlärning, konstruktivistisk teori, generativ teori, svenska, verbflyttning, verbplacering, V2
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Specific Languages General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics; Scandinavian Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-52084DOI: 10.1017/S0332586512000054ISI: 000300784700003OAI: diva2:504212
Available from: 2012-02-27 Created: 2012-02-09 Last updated: 2012-03-23Bibliographically approved

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