ERIC Number: EJ355597
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Subject and Agent in Emerging Grammars: Evidence for a Change in Children's Biases.
Matthei, Edward H.
Journal of Child Language, v14 n2 p295-308 Jun 1987
Two experiments indicating that children's linguistic generalizational biases change from a semantically-based system to a syntactical-structural system provide evidence for a semantic-relational bias in children's early grammars and support the notion that children's generalizational biases shift from a semantic-relational basis to a syntactic-structural basis some time between the preschool and early grammar school years. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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