The crosslinguistic studies of the early developmental stages of number, case, and gender in twelve typologically different languages with eight genetic affiliations follow a functional-constructivist approach. Some issues addressed are mean size of paradigms, percentage of base forms, and productivity. One of the main findings is that the typological characteristics of the language acquired influence the process of inflectional development.
Ursula Stephany, University of Cologne, Germany; Maria Voeikova, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia.
IntroductionUrsula Stephany and Maria D. Voeikova Early development of number in the Spanish nounCarmen Aguirre and Victoria Marrero The early development of Case and Number in EstonianReili Argus Early phases in the development of Greek noun inflectionAnastasia Christofidou and Ursula Stephany Early development of number in the Italian nounAnna de Marco and Sabrina Noccetti Early development of noun inflection in RussianNatalia Gagarina and Maria D. Voeikova Early nominal morphology in Turkish: Emergence of case and numberNihan Ketrez and Ayhan Aksu-Koc The early development of noun inflection in PolishDorota Kiebzak-Mandera Relations between noun and verb plural development in two French-speaking childrenMarianne Kilani-Schoch The acquisition of number and case in Austrian German nounsKatharina Korecky-Kroll and Wolfgang U. Dressler The acquisition of case, number and gender in CroatianMelita Kovacevi& No. 7689;, Marijan Palmovi? and Gordana Hr& No. 382;ica The acquisition of case and plural in FinnishKlaus Laalo The early development of number in Yucatec MayaBarbara Pfeiler The early development of number in Palestinian ArabicDorit Ravid Personal pronouns and other forms of address in Lithuanian language acquisitionIneta Savickiene.