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Author Baauw, Sergio, 1970-
Title Grammatical features and the acquisition of reference : a comparative study of Dutch and Spanish / Sergio Baauw.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2002.

Author Baauw, Sergio, 1970-
Series Outstanding dissertations in linguistics.
Outstanding dissertations in linguistics.
Subject Language acquisition.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Reference (Linguistics)
Dutch language -- Grammar, Comparative -- Spanish.
Spanish language -- Grammar, Comparative -- Dutch.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 253 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-213) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: The acquisition of pronouns and dermite articles; 1.1. Universal grammar, modularity and acquisition; 1.2. The syntax of definite articles and pronouns; 1.2.1. Definite articles and pronouns as instantiations of D; 1.2.2. Syntactic constraints on the interpretation of pronouns and DPs: the Binding Theory; 1.3. The acquisition of D: the role of underspecification, rich morphology and pragmatics; 1.3.1. Underspecification of functional categories.
1.3.2. Richness of inflectional morphology and acquisition1.3.3. The acquisition of reference; Chapter 2: Underspecification of the D-position; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. Non-referential NPs in adult and child languages: previous research; 2.2.1. Introduction; 2.2.2. Children's interpretation of home -- 2.2.3. VPIIP ellipsis in child language; 2.2.4. Complex nominals in children and adults; 2.3. Non-specific NPs are DPs with expletive determiners; 2.4. Complex nominals in child Spanish; 2.4.1. Introduction; 2.4.2. The experiment; Goal of the experiment; Procedure and design. Subjects2.4.2.4. Results; 2.4.3. Discussion; 2.4.4. Conclusion; 2.5. Constructions of Inalienable Possession; 2.5.1. Introduction; 2.5.2. Binding, incorporation and the role of expletive determiners; Introduction; D-CIPs: predication and expletive determiners; S-CIPs: incorporation and reflexivity; 2.5.3. Summary; 2.5.4. ""Rich"" agreement and the licensing of expletive determiners; 2.5.5. Predictions for language acquisition; 2.6. CIPs in child Dutch and Spanish: experimental evidence; 2.6.1. The Dutch experiment; Goal of the experiment. Procedure and design2.6.1.3. Subjects; Results; 2.6.2. The Spanish experiment; Goal of the experiment; Procedure and design; Subjects; Results; 2.6.3. Discussion; 2.7. Summary and conclusion; Chapter 3: The acquisition of pronominal anaphora in Spanish and Dutch; 3.1. Introduction; 3.2. DPBE as a pragmatics/syntax interface problem; 3.2.1. Introduction; 3.2.2. Binding and coreference; Binding and the creation of reflexive predicates; Coreference and the DPBE.
3.3. The ""Clitic exemption effect"": the role of inflectional morphology3.3. 1. Introduction; 3.3.2. Previous accounts; 3.3.3. Dutch weak pronouns; Clitic-like behavior of Dutch weak DO pronouns; Unclitic-like behavior of Dutch weak DO pronouns; Non-clitic weak pronouns: PP complements; Conclusions and predictions for acquisition; 3.3.4. The Dutch weak pronoun experiment; Goal of the experiment; Procedure and design; Subjects; Results; 3.3.5. Discussion; Introduction; Clitics as bound variables.
Summary This book discusses to what extent errors young children make with their interpretation of definite articles and pronouns are due to their immature pragmatic skills, and to what extent incomplete syntactic development plays a role.
ISBN 9781136711404 (electronic bk.)
1136711406 (electronic bk.)
9781315023762 (e-book)
1315023768 (e-book)
OCLC # 865578683
Additional Format Print version: Baauw, Sergio, 1970- Grammatical features and the acquisition of reference 0415937612 (DLC) 2001041834 (OCoLC)47208551.

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