ERIC Number: EJ605081
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
The Early Acquisition of Spanish Verbal Morphology: Across-the-Board or Piecemeal Knowledge?
Gathercole, Virginia Mueller; Sebastian, Eugenia; Soto, Pilar
International Journal of Bilingualism, v3 n2-3 p133-82 Sep 1999
Examines the earliest uses of verbal morphology in Spanish, an inflectional language. Stringent criteria were applied to data from two children to determine what inflections are used productively. Analyses reveal that there is little productive command of verbal morphology at early ages, and that subjects begin with a single form per verb. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special Issue: First Steps in Morphological and Syntactic Development: Cross-Linguistic Evidence.