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Why Do Children Fail to Overgeneralize the Progressive Inflection?
Kuczaj, Stan A., II
Journal of Child Language, 5, 1, 167-71, Feb 78
The progressive inflection "-ing" appears to be the earliest verb inflection acquired by children learning English as their first language. Explanations are made on why the progressive is rarely, if ever, overgeneralized to inappropriate forms. (SW)
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