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ERIC Number: EJ505199
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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ISSN: ISSN-1048-9223
Protosyntactic Devices in the Acquisition of Italian Free Morphology.
Bottari, Piero; And Others
Language Acquisition, v3 n4 p327-69 1993-94
Examines the production of schwa-like elements, monosyllabic place holders (MPHs), before lexical items in early utterances of Italian children. The results of a longitudinal study of normal language acquisition in six Italian preschool children show that MPHs do not stem from imitation but actually retain important grammatical properties of functional free morphemes. (54 references) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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