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Anderssen, Merete; Rodina, Yulia; Mykhaylyk, Roksolana; Fikkert, Paula – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2014
The "Given-before-New" principle has been identified as one of the strongest pragmatic principles governing how information is organized in adult grammar (Clark & Clark 1977; Gundel 1988). The question of whether child grammars organize information in the same way is as yet unresolved. We address this question by considering the…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Foreign Countries, Verbs, Grammar
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Anderssen, Merete; Bentzen, Kristine; Rodina, Yulia – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2012
This article investigates the acquisition of object shift in Norwegian child language. We show that object shift is complex derivationally, distributionally, and referentially, and propose a new analysis in terms of IP-internal topicalization. The results of an elicited production study with 27 monolingual Norwegian-speaking children (ages…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Child Language, Monolingualism, Norwegian