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Universal grammar in child second language acquisition : null subjects and morphological uniformity

Author: Usha Lakshmanan
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©1994.
Series: Language acquisition & language disorders, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines child second language acquisition within the Principles and Parameters theory of Universal Grammar (UG). Specifically, the book focuses on null-subjects in the developing grammars of children acquiring English as a second language. The book provides evidence from the longitudinal speech data of four child second language (L2) learners in order to test the predictions of a recent theory of  Read more...
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Lakshmanan, Usha.
Universal grammar in child second language acquisition.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©1994
(OCoLC)624638514
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Usha Lakshmanan
ISBN: 9027224757 9789027224750 1556192479 9781556192470
OCLC Number: 30701671
Description: 162 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Syntactic Theory and Child Second Language Acquisition ---
2. Theoretical Framework ---
3. Null Subjects in Developing Grammars ---
4. Morphological Uniformity and Null Subjects in Child L2 Grammars ---
5. Discussion and Conclusions; References; Index.
Series Title: Language acquisition & language disorders, v. 10.
Responsibility: Usha Lakshmanan.

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This text examines child second-language acquisition within the "Principles and Parameters" framework of linguistic theory. Its focus is the null subject phenomenon, a property that has received  Read more...

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