ERIC Number: EJ632774
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
The Acquisition of the Determiner Phrase in Bilingual and Second Language French.
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, v3 n3 p263-80 Dec 2000
Focuses on acquisition of functional categories in the French determiner phrase. Development of determiners and prenominal adjectives in three bilingual Swedish-French children is compared with that of Swedish second language learners of French. Argues that acquisition is crucially different in these two cases. Bilingual children initially have restrictions on phrase structure, resulting in one stage in a complementary distribution of determiners and adjectives. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Special issue: Syntactic Aspects of Bilingual Acquisition.