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ERIC Number: ED176558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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The L1 Acquisition of English Negative Wh-Questions: A Case Study.
Chen, Margaret
This paper investigates the development of negative Wh-questions in a four year old subject acquiring English as her L1. Spontaneous and elicited speech samples were collected over a period of 6 months. During the course of the study, the subject began to invert subject and auxiliary, and by the end of the study she was inverting correctly in 38% of obligatory contexts. Possible relations between L1 and L2 acquisition processes and developmental sequences are discussed, and the most recent trends in L2 acquisition research are summarized. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Interrogatives
Note: M.A. Thesis, Hunter College