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ERIC Number: EJ591338
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
Acquiring Basic Word Order: Evidence for Data-Driven Learning of Syntactic Structure.
Akhtar, Nameera
Journal of Child Language, v26 n2 p339-56 Jun 1999
To test hypothesis that young children may be open to learning non-SVO structures with novel transitive verbs, 12 children in each of three age groups (2-year olds, 3-year olds, and 4-year olds) were taught novel verbs, one in each of three sentence positions: medial, final, and initial. Results suggest English-speaking children's acquisition of a truly general understanding of SVO order may be a gradual process involving generalization (learning) from examples. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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