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ERIC Number: EJ399202
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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The Transition from Optional to Required Subjects.
O'Grady, William; And Others
Journal of Child Language, v16 n3 p513-29 Oct 1989
Proposes that the optional subject phenomenon in early child language arises because children have not yet acquired the morphological elements (primarily modal and tense) necessary to distinguish subject-taking verbs (e.g., finite verbs) from their non-subject-taking counterparts (e.g., infinitives). (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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