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ERIC Number: EJ799946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1048-9223
Early Acquisition of Basic Word Order in Japanese
Sugisaki, Koji
Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, v15 n3 p183-191 Jul 2008
The acquisition of word order has been one of the central issues in the study of child language. One striking finding from the detailed investigation of various child languages is that from the earliest observable stages, children are highly sensitive to the basic word order of their target language. However, the evidence so far comes mainly from the acquisition of rigid word-order languages. In light of this background, this study presents new evidence that such early sensitivity to basic word order can be observed even in the acquisition of Japanese, a free word-order language. (Contains 3 tables and 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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