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ERIC Number: EJ175834
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Publication Date: 1978
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Agent-Patient Word-Order Preference in the Acquisition of Tagalog
Segalowitz, Norman S.; Galang, Rosita G.
Journal of Child Language, 5, 1, 47-64, Feb 78
In a study, Tagalog-speaking children, 3-, 5-, and 7-year olds, demonstrated better mastery of patient-focus (passive) than agent-focus (active) sentence structure. These results were attributed to the children's strategy of interpreting the first noun of a sentence to be the agent of the action. (SW)
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines