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Title: Morphosyntactic cues to noun categorization in English child-directed speech
Author: Feijóo Antolín, Sara
Muñoz Lahoz, Carme
Serrat, Elisabet
Keywords: Ensenyament de llengües
Infants
Language teaching
Children
Issue Date: 5-Aug-2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Mainstream research in Linguistics claims that grammatical regularities are scarcely represented in the linguistic input to which children are exposed. However, recent empirical research shows that child-directed speech contains a series of reliable cues that might assist young language learners in language development. The present study aims at testing whether English child-directed speech contains morphosyntactic regularities which might be robust enough for infants to group nouns in their grammatical category. The results from the study show that, in fact, the kind of input available to English-learning infants contains reliable and consistent distributional cues to account for most of the nouns to which children are exposed.
Note: Versió postprint del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.langcom.2015.07.001
It is part of: Language and Communication , 2015, vol. 45, p. 1-11
Related resource: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.langcom.2015.07.001
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/96552
ISSN: 0271-5309
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Llengües i Literatures Modernes i Estudis Anglesos)

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