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ERIC Number: EJ1018613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 15
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ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
Acquisition of English Grammatical Morphology by Internationally Adopted Children from China
Pierce, Lara J.; Genesee, Fred; Paradis, Johanne
Journal of Child Language, v40 n5 p1076-1090 Nov 2013
Acquisition of English grammatical morphology was examined in five internationally adopted (IA) children from China (aged 0;10-1;1 at adoption) during the first three years' exposure to English to determine whether acquisition patterns were characteristic of child second language (L2) learners or monolingual first language (L1) learners. Results from spontaneous and elicited speech showed that IA children acquired grammatical morphemes similarly to L1 learners; namely, (1) non-tense-marking morphemes were acquired earlier than tense-marking morphemes; (2) BE was acquired in synchrony with other tense-marking morphemes; and (3) a high percentage of omission errors and a low percentage of commission errors were observed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China