ERIC Number: ED197616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Coordination: The Role of Syntactic, Pragmatic and Processing Factors in Its First Language Acquisition. Papers and Reports on Child Language Development, Number 19.
Lust, Barbara; And Others
This review of research into the acquisition of grammatical coordination (i.e., the use of conjunctions) pulls together both English language and cross-linguistic data. Although the importance of pragmatic factors in language acquisition is not denied, the data make it clear that grammatical factors seem to play a significant role in the acquisition of coordination, and that pragmatic factors, if claimed to be independent of these grammatical factors, do not provide a viable alternative to either description or explanation of the acquisition of complex syntax such as coordination. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Translations; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Dept. of Linguistics.