The Acquisition of Swedish Grammar

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  • Editors: Gunlög Josefsson1, Christer Platzack1, and Gisela Håkansson1
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2004
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027295521

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 Some of the thematic chapters present original, unpublished data: on the acquisition of tense, on the range and frequency of different word order patterns in early child Swedish, related to the <i>input,</i> 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 <i>wh</i>-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.

Subjects: Language acquisition; Generative linguistics; Syntax; Germanic linguistics

  • Affiliations: 1: Lund University

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