ERIC Number: EJ205635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
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A Cross-Linguistic Study of the Processing of Causative Sentences.
Ammon, Mary Sue; Slobin, Dan I.
Cognition, v7 n1 p3-17 Mar 1979
The comprehension of sentences expressing instigative causation was investigated in children aged two to four speaking English, Italian, Serbo-Croatian, and Turkish. Cross-linguistic differences in development revealed the roles of morphological and syntactic devices in processing these constructions. The word order systems of English and Italian contribute to slower development. (Author/RD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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