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ERIC Number: EJ641171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
Root Infinitives in Dutch Early Child Language: An Effect of Input?
Wijnen, Frank; Kempen, Masja; Gillis, Steven
Journal of Child Language, v28 n3 p629-60 Oct 2001
Explores the possibility that the early predominance of infinitival forms in children acquiring Dutch as their first language is related to patterns in the language input. Analyzed a corpus of utterances addressed by two Dutch-speaking mothers to their 2- and 3-year-old sons. Root infinitive utterances amounted to 10%, and auxiliary-plus infinitive main verb constructions constituted 30%. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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