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ERIC Number: EJ639771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
The Role of Pronouns in Young Children's Acquisition of the English Transitive Construction.
Childers, Jane B.; Tomasello, Michael
Developmental Psychology, v37 n6 p739-48 Nov 2001
Two studies investigated linguistic representations underlying English-speaking 2.5-year-olds' production of transitive utterances. Findings indicated that children trained with pronouns and nouns could produce a transitive utterance creatively with a novel verb. Results suggest that English-speaking children build many of their early linguistic constructions around certain specific lexical or morphological items and patterns, perhaps especially around particular pronoun configurations. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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