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ERIC Number: EJ570314
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0737-4143
Symmetries and Asymmetries in the Acquisition of Basque Inflectional Morphology by Spanish-Speaking Children and Adults.
Franco, Jon; Landa, Alazne
Southwest Journal of Linguistics, v17 n1 p31-48 1998
Basque auxiliary verbs encode tense, agreement relations with ergative, absolutive, and dative arguments, which constitute an inflectional verbal amalgam whose acquisition is not problematic for Spanish-speaking children but is for Spanish-speaking adults. This asymmetry is due to different processes by which the inflectional amalgam is acquired. However, adults and children share difficulty in acquiring ergative marking. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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