ERIC Number: ED029272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Early Grammatical Development in Several Languages, with Special Attention to Soviet Research.
Slobin, Dan I.
The purpose of this paper is to review recent Soviet research on the child's development of Russian grammar, with detailed information on valuable methods for investigating this process. Cross-linguistic comparisons are made where applicable in view of their relevance for the study of universal aspects of language acquisition and linguistic competence. Specific aspects of linguistic ontogenesis are discussed: (1) the structure of two-word sentences; (2) word order; (3) inflections and word classes; and (4) comprehension. A brief history of developmental psycholinguistics in the USSR is included. Listed are diaries and observational studies of monolingual and bilingual children, and a bibliography which includes these and general background materials. (KL)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bulgarian, Caucasian Languages, Child Language, Contrastive Linguistics, Dutch, English, Form Classes (Languages), French, Grammar, Hungarian, Japanese, Language Acquisition, Language Patterns, Language Research, Language Universals, Morphology (Languages), Phonology, Polish, Psycholinguistics, Rumanian, Russian, Sentence Structure
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Univ., Berkeley. Inst. of International Studies.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Language and Behavior Research Lab.
Identifiers: Garo; USSR
Note: To appear in "The Structure and Psychology of Language," edited by W. Weskel and T.G. Bever (Holt, Rinehart and Winston).