The AG/PRO Parameter in Early Grammars

  • Nina M. Hyams
Part of the Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics book series (SITP, volume 3)


In the last chapter we began our discussion of the pro-drop phenomenon by noting that English-speaking children frequently produce ‘subjectless’ sentences1 like those in (1).


Negative Marker Child Language Null Subject Subject Pronoun Preverbal Position 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nina M. Hyams
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  1. 1.Dept. of LinguisticsUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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