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ERIC Number: EJ602132
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Do Young Children Have Adult Syntactic Competence?
Tomasello, Michael
Cognition, v74 n3 p209-53 Mar 14, 2000
Details findings indicating that most early linguistic competence is item based. Maintains that language development proceeds without evidence of system-wide syntactic categories, schemas, or parameters. Suggests that findings are not easily explained by the development of children's skills of linguistic performance, pragmatics, or other external forces. Presents a usage-based theory of language acquisition relying on models from cognitive-functional linguistics. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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