Learning the meaning of change-of-state verbs: A case study of German child language (Studies on Language Acquisition [SOLA] 17 Reprint 2011)

Learning the meaning of change-of-state verbs: A case study of German child language (Studies on Language Acquisition [SOLA] 17 Reprint 2011)

By: Angelika Wittek (author)Mixed Media

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Description

Causative change-of-state verbs like 'to open', 'to fill', and 'to wake' are central to both recent theories of grammatical development and theories of lexical structure. This book focuses on how German-speaking children learn the meaning of change-of-state verbs. It offers a thorough characterization of the acquisition of German, embedded in a crosslinguistic perspective. The author provides a comprehensive review of the acquisition literature on that topic and introduces a new account as to how the meaning of these verbs can be learned. The empirical backbone of the investigation are a set of carefully designed experimental studies.

About Author

Angelika Wittek is Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783111796802
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 241
  • ID: 9783111796802
  • ISBN10: 3111796809
  • edition: Reprint 2011

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