ERIC Number: EJ476449
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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First Contact in Verb Acquisition: Defining a Role for Syntax.
Naigles, Letitia G.; Kako, Edward T.
Child Development, v64 n6 p1665-87 Dec 1993
Three experiments presented nonsense verbs to two-year-olds either in syntactic isolation or embedded within a transitive syntactic frame. Found that children had identifiable action biases in the absence of syntactic information and that these biases were shifted by the addition of a transitive syntactic frame. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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