ERIC Number: ED053631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
American Children's Acquisition of Spanish Syntax in the Madrid Environment: Preliminary Edition.
Dato, Daniel P.
This project seeking to develop sound methodological research techniques for second-language is based on an initial pilot study which (1) identified and classifies the utterances of a child learning Spanish as a second language, and (2) determines whether there are any significant trends in the observed order of learning of kernels and transformed sentences. During a second year of research six children between five and six-and-a-half participated in an expanded version of the experiment concerning language acquisition which concentrated on the description and classification of the linguistic utterances produced by the subjects. Major chapters include: (1) introduction, (2) research design, (3) noun phrase, (4) verb phrase, (5) imperative, (6) interrogative, (7) sentence compounding and embedding, and (8) conclusions and implications. A bibliography and a list of linguistic diagrams are included. (RL)
Descriptors: Child Language, Componential Analysis, Generative Grammar, Kernel Sentences, Language Acquisition, Language Classification, Language Patterns, Language Research, Linguistic Competence, Linguistic Performance, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Structural Analysis, Structural Linguistics, Surface Structure, Syntax, Transformational Generative Grammar
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.