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Nominal phrases

Bohnacker, Ute LU (2003) In The acquisition of Swedish grammar, LALD 33 Series: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders. 33. p.195-260
Abstract
This chapter investigates nominals in the early monolingual acquisition of Swedish. The major morphological properties of nominals in the adult grammar are described with regard to gender, number, definiteness, and nominal-internal agreement between determiner, adjective and noun. I summarise the empirical findings in the existing literature on the acquisition of nominals for Swedish children between 1;8 and 3;0, with special attention to the study of one child Embla (1;8-2;1) by Bohnacker (1997). I also report detailed new results from another child, Markus, who was recorded from such an early age (1;3) that his development of nominals can be investigated long before he began to produce word combinations. Theories of acquisition are... (More)
This chapter investigates nominals in the early monolingual acquisition of Swedish. The major morphological properties of nominals in the adult grammar are described with regard to gender, number, definiteness, and nominal-internal agreement between determiner, adjective and noun. I summarise the empirical findings in the existing literature on the acquisition of nominals for Swedish children between 1;8 and 3;0, with special attention to the study of one child Embla (1;8-2;1) by Bohnacker (1997). I also report detailed new results from another child, Markus, who was recorded from such an early age (1;3) that his development of nominals can be investigated long before he began to produce word combinations. Theories of acquisition are discussed in connection with these data, as are explanations for why certain child nominals are targetlike and others aren’t. I thus hope to add to the debate on which conclusions to draw from empirical findings about children’s knowledge of grammar and language use, about their underlying structure of nominal phrases, and about their acquisitional paths towards the language-specific encoding of grammatical features. (Less)
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The acquisition of Swedish grammar, LALD 33 Series: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders.
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Josefsson, Gunlög; Platzack, Christer; Håkansson, Gisela; ; and
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33
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195 - 260
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John Benjamins Publishing Company
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0925-0123
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1-58811-457-0
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  abstract     = {This chapter investigates nominals in the early monolingual acquisition of Swedish. The major morphological properties of nominals in the adult grammar are described with regard to gender, number, definiteness, and nominal-internal agreement between determiner, adjective and noun. I summarise the empirical findings in the existing literature on the acquisition of nominals for Swedish children between 1;8 and 3;0, with special attention to the study of one child Embla (1;8-2;1) by Bohnacker (1997). I also report detailed new results from another child, Markus, who was recorded from such an early age (1;3) that his development of nominals can be investigated long before he began to produce word combinations. Theories of acquisition are discussed in connection with these data, as are explanations for why certain child nominals are targetlike and others aren’t. I thus hope to add to the debate on which conclusions to draw from empirical findings about children’s knowledge of grammar and language use, about their underlying structure of nominal phrases, and about their acquisitional paths towards the language-specific encoding of grammatical features.},
  author       = {Bohnacker, Ute},
  editor       = {Josefsson, Gunlög and Platzack, Christer and Håkansson, Gisela},
  isbn         = {1-58811-457-0},
  issn         = {0925-0123},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {195--260},
  publisher    = {John Benjamins Publishing Company},
  series       = {The acquisition of Swedish grammar, LALD 33 Series: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders.},
  title        = {Nominal phrases},
  volume       = {33},
  year         = {2003},
}