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Syntactic development, its input and output

Anat Ninio


This book places the syntactic learning process under close scrutiny. The focus of the book is on the characteristics of linguistic input and the resultant output, which, the book shows, do not necessarily follow the orderly uniform processes assumed by some versions of formalistic linguistic theory. Unique to this book is its reliance on very large English corpora of parental speech and child utterances, revealing surprising new facts about the input and output of syntactic development. Drawing on linguistic theory (the Minimalist Program, grammaticalization), Complexity Theory (Self-Organizi ... More

Keywords: syntactic learning process, linguistic input, resultant output, formalistic linguistic theory, parental speech, child utterances, linguistic theory, Complexity Theory, quantitative linguistics

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199565962
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565962.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anat Ninio, author
Joseph and Belle Braun Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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