Date: 13-Dec-2007 From: Jasper de Vaal <jasper.devaalspringer.com> Subject: The Acquisition of Verbs and their Grammar: Gülzow (Ed) E-mail this message to a friend
Title: The Acquisition of Verbs and their Grammar
Subtitle: The Effect of Particular Languages
Series Title: Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
*Empirical evidence from a huge variety of languages including English, Hebrew and Russian *Non-partisan approach means that empirical research evidence is discussed without subscribing to either of the two main theoretical perspectives *Includes material concerning the impact of frequency on the acquisition of verbs
This volume investigates the linguistic development of children with regard to their knowledge of the verb and its grammar. The selection of papers brings to researchers and in particular psycholinguists empirical evidence from a wide variety of languages from Hebrew, through English to Estonian. The authors interpret their findings with a focus on cross-linguistic similarities and differences, without subscribing to either a UG-based or usage-based approach.