The Acquisition of Swedish Grammar
Gunlög Josefsson, Christer Platzack, Gisela Håkansson
John Benjamins Publishing, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 313 pages
This book provides a number of studies of different aspects of Swedish child language. Some of the thematic chapters present original, unpublished data: on the acquisition of tense, on the range and frequency of different word order patterns in early child Swedish, related to the input, meaning the language of adults talking to the children or in the presence of the children. The remaining chapters present overviews of previous research: on the acquisition of word formation rules, the noun phrase, and wh-questions. The introduction to this volume contains a concise overview of the basic features of Swedish grammar and a comprehensive overview of different Swedish child language corpora. The main body of research proceeds within a generative framework, but the text is designed to be accessible to researchers of different theoretical paradigms.
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acquired adjective adult language adult material adult Swedish adverbial anaphoric auxiliary basic stage Bohnacker caretakers child material child Swedish compounds conjugation copula corpora corpus count nouns definite suffix deictically determiners discussed Embla examples finite verb Freja gender Germanic languages grammar grammatical gender Hakansson Harry inflected instances INT PAST Josefsson kanske Language Acquisition lexical Linguistics longitudinal Lund University main clause main verb Markus morphemes nominal style non-finite verb non-target non-target-like noun phrase null topics Object shift obligatory contexts OOOOO OOOOO overt particle Platzack PLPERF plural prenominal prepositions PRES produce pronouns proper nouns recordings root infinitives root supines Santelmann Sara Scandinavian languages sentences specification speech speech act Stockholm University Stromqvist structure subordinate clauses Swedish Child Language Swedish children syntactic syntax Table target target-like temporal type tense system trochaic utterances VP-adverbials w/i-less questions w/i-questions w/i-word word order word order pattern