The Acquisition of Verbs and their Grammar: The Effect of Particular Languages


ISBN: 978-1-4020-4334-5 (Print) 978-1-4020-4335-2 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi

  2. Language-specific impact on the acquisition of Hebrew

    1. Chapter

      Pages 1-11


    2. Chapter

      Pages 15-44

      Acquisition of verb argument structure from a developmental perspective: Evidence from Child Hebrew

    3. Chapter

      Pages 45-67

      Subject use and the acquisition of verbal agreement in Hebrew

  3. Language-specific variation in the development of predication and verb semantics

    1. Chapter

      Pages 71-104

      Strategies in the L1-acquisition of predication: The copula construction in German and Croatian

    2. Chapter

      Pages 105-122

      Why not all verbs are learned equally: The Intransitive Verb Bias in Japanese

  4. Stages in the development of verb grammar and the role of semantic bootstrapping

    1. Chapter

      Pages 125-149

      Dynamic event words, motion events and the transition to verb meanings

    2. Chapter

      Pages 151-171

      The early stages of verb acquisition in German, Spanish and English

    3. Chapter

      Pages 173-198

      Finiteness in children and adults learning Dutch

  5. Language-specific variation and the role of frequency

    1. Chapter

      Pages 201-227

      The acquisition of voice morphology in Jakarta Indonesian

    2. Chapter

      Pages 229-259

      Analytical and synthetic verb constructions in Russian and English child language

  6. Language-specific and learner-specific peculiarities in the development of verbs and their grammar

    1. Chapter

      Pages 263-295

      The acquisition of verbal inflection in Estonian: Two Case Studies

    2. Chapter

      Pages 297-318

      Grammatical role of French first verbs

    3. Chapter

      Pages 319-344

      Speaker and hearer reference in Russian speaking children

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 345-350