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ERIC Number: EJ1030431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1048-9223
Acquisition of Comparison Constructions
Hohaus, Vera; Tiemann, Sonja; Beck, Sigrid
Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, v21 n3 p215-249 2014
This article presents a study on the time course of the acquisition of comparison constructions. The order in which comparison constructions (comparatives, measure phrases, superlatives, degree questions, etc.) show up in English- and German-learning children's spontaneous speech is quite fixed. It is shown to be insufficiently determined by factors like frequency. Instead, a model of parametric variation in the grammar of comparison is shown to predict the order we observe.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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