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ERIC Number: EJ547517
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
The Contrast Theory of Negative Input.
Saxton, Matthew
Journal of Child Language, v24 n1 p139-61 Feb 1997
Presents an alternative definition of negative evidence, based on the idea that the unique discourse structure created in the juxtaposition of child error and adult correct form can reveal the child in contrast or conflict between the two forms. Findings reveal that children reproduced the correct irregular model more often and persisted with fewer errors, following negative evidence rather than positive input. (40 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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