ERIC Number: EJ605085
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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The Transition to Grammar in a Bilingual Child: Positional Patterns, Model Learning, and Relational Words.
Vihman, Marilyn May
International Journal of Bilingualism, v3 n2-3 p267-301 Sep 1999
Analysis of the first 4 months of word combinations recorded for an Estonian-English learning child suggests that meaning-based generativity may play a role in this important transition in that mixed language utterances, sequence reversals, and errors revealing early attempts at analysis provide clear evidence that distributional learning alone cannot provide a sufficient characterization of the origins of grammatical development. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Special Issue: First Steps in Morphological and Syntactic Development: Cross-Linguistic Evidence.