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Children's Acquisition of Compound Constructions

Ruth Berman

in The Oxford Handbook of Compounding

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199695720
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199695720.013.0015

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

 Children's Acquisition of Compound Constructions

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Children's comprehension and production of (mainly noun + noun) compound constructions have been the subject of substantial research over the past twenty years or so. This chapter looks at the acquisition of compounds, primarily in English and Hebrew, from the perspectives both of naturalistic and experimental data. It considers the extent to which the age and sequence of acquisition of compounds might be a matter of typological differences in languages.

Keywords: compounds; English; Hebrew; language acquisition

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Subjects: Linguistics ; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology ; Language Acquisition

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