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Title:Toward a Theory of Gradual Morphosyntactic Learning
Author(s):Rispoli, Matthew
Contributor(s):Hadley, Pamela
Subject(s):language acquisition
child language
Abstract:We characterize the acquisition of tense and agreement as the result of Gradual Morphosyntactic Learning (GML), describing the psycholinguistic underpinnings of GML. We review empirical evidence from several longitudinal studies of typically developing children (Hadley et al., in press; Rispoli, Hadley & Holt, 2009; Rispoli et al., 2010), concluding that an abstract underlying grammatical system influences the acquisition of tense and agreement for most children under the age of three.
Issue Date:2011-01-04
Citation Info:Rispoli, M. & Hadley, P. (2011). Toward a Theory of Gradual Morphosyntactic Learning. In Inbal,A & Clark, E.(Eds). Experience, Variation, and Generalization: Learning a First Language. (Trends in Language Acquisition Research) Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Series/Report:Trends in Language Acquisition
Genre:Book Chapter
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-01-04

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