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ERIC Number: EJ580246
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
Young Children Learn To Produce Passives with Nonce Verbs.
Brooks, Patricia J.; Tomasello, Michael
Developmental Psychology, v35 n1 p29-44 Jan 1999
Investigated toddlers' acquisition and use of nonsense verbs in passive and active voice. Children used various strategies to answer questions designed to elicit voice changes but did not usually change verb construction. When passive and active constructions were primed, older children were able to use an active-introduced verb in passive construction and a passive-introduced verb in active transitive construction. (JPB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Active Voice; Passive Voice; Voice (Verbs)