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ERIC Number: EJ631048
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
The Acquisition of Control Crosslinguistically: Structural and Lexical Factors in Learning to Licence PRO.
Goodluck, Helen; Terzi, Arhonto; Diaz, Gema Chocano
Journal of Child Language, v28 n1 p153-72 Feb 2001
Examined how rules for interpreting empty category (EC) subjects of complement clauses vary crosslinguistically across structural and lexical dimensions. Twenty-three Greek-speaking 4- and 5-year-olds and 10 adults, 29 Spanish-speaking 4- and 5-year-olds, 18 6- and 7-year-olds, and 8 adults took part in act-out experiments. Results indicate an awareness of language-particular distinctions governing the interpretation of EC complement subjects. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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