ERIC Number: EJ601630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Subject-Auxillary Inversion Errors and Wh Question Acquisition: What Children Do Know.
Rowland, Caroline F.; Pine, Julian M.
Journal of Child Language, v27 n1 p157-81 Feb 2000
Analyzed correct wh-question production and subject-auxiliary inversion errors in one child's wh-question data. Argues that two current movement rule accounts cannot explain patterning of early wh-questions. Data can be explained by the child's knowledge of particular lexically-specific wh-word+auxiliary combinations, and inversion and universion patterns predicted from relative frequencies of these combinations in the mother's speech. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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