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Title: Generative Perspectives on Language Acquisition: Empirical findings, theoretical considerations and crosslinguistic comparisons
Edited By: Harald Clahsen
Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 14

Against the background of the proliferation of the various subdisciplines of language acquisition research over the past decades, this volume aims to enhance the existing but somewhat fragile links between language acquisition and theoretical linguistics. With regard to previous research, the book focuses on the acquisition of syntax and syntactic theory, specifically on Chomskyan Generative Grammar.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027224803
ISBN-13: N/A
Prices: USD 115.00
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1556197772
ISBN-13: N/A
Prices: U.S. $ 166