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Subject Omission and Discourse Anchorage in Early Swedish Child Language

Brandtler, Johan LU (2004) In Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax
Abstract
This paper addresses the question whether a connection exists between subject omission and discourse anchorage in early Swedish child language. By analysing data from three Swedish children, I investigate whether previous mentioning in the discourse affects the occurrence of subject omission. A Danish study by Hamann & Plunkett (1998) reported that no connection between subject omissions and discourse anchorage could be established for Danish. My study partly contradicts their results: in finite utterances, the majority of the omissions found were anchored to the discourse. Furthermore, the results indicate that the development of a Theory of Mind might be of importance for the decrease of subject omission in child language.
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  abstract     = {This paper addresses the question whether a connection exists between subject omission and discourse anchorage in early Swedish child language. By analysing data from three Swedish children, I investigate whether previous mentioning in the discourse affects the occurrence of subject omission. A Danish study by Hamann & Plunkett (1998) reported that no connection between subject omissions and discourse anchorage could be established for Danish. My study partly contradicts their results: in finite utterances, the majority of the omissions found were anchored to the discourse. Furthermore, the results indicate that the development of a Theory of Mind might be of importance for the decrease of subject omission in child language.},
  author       = {Brandtler, Johan},
  issn         = {1100-097X},
  keyword      = {language acquisition,theory of mind},
  language     = {eng},
  series       = {Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax},
  title        = {Subject Omission and Discourse Anchorage in Early Swedish Child Language},
  year         = {2004},
}