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ERIC Number: EJ631070
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0097-8507
On the Nature of Syntactic Variation: Evidence from Complex Predicates and Complex Word-Formation.
Snyder, William
Language, v77 n2 p324-42 Jun 2001
Provides evidence from child language acquisition and comparative syntax for existence of a syntactic parameter in the classical sense of Chomsky (1981), with simultaneous effects on syntactic argument structure. Implications are that syntax is subject to points of substantive parametric variation as envisioned in Chomsky, and the time course of child language acquisition is a potential source of evidence about innate constraints on language variation. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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