The Proceedings of the Thirtieth Child Language Research Forum

Edited by Eve V. Clark

The Proceedings of the Thirtieth Child Language Research Forum
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Edited by Eve V. Clark

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242 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2000
Cloth $64.95 ISBN: 9781575862415 Published June 2002
Paper $27.00 ISBN: 9781575862422 Published June 2000
First language acquisition is an integral component of linguistics research. If one can understand a child's ability to learn a language, one can better understand the social and phonological implications of the complexities of language.

This volume displays researchers' findings on first language acquisition in a variety of the world's languages, reflecting the diversity of interests in the field and the range of languages being studied. Contributors discuss a range of topics in first language acquisition, including children's use of tense, their ability to formulate coherent clarification requests, and their knowledge of word order. Other topics examined include the difficulties experienced by a bilingual child, the difference between the rhythmic characteristics of children compared to adults, and children's ability to learn inflectional agreement from parental speech. The studies included in this volume were presented at the 30th Child Language Research Forum held at Stanford University in 1999.
Transivity and Verb Arguments in Acquisition
Nancy Budwig, Patricia M. Clancy & Cynthia Fisher
Simple Structural Guides for Verb Learning: On Starting with Next to Nothing
Cynthia Fisher
Transitivity in Korean Acquisition: Discourse-Functional Foundations
Patricia M. Clancy
Voice and Pespective: An Indexical Approach
Nancy Budwig
Assessing Children’s Knowledge of Word Order with Familiar Novel Verbs
Raquel O. Jaakkola & Nameera Akhtar
Children’s Verb Lexicon
Sigal Uziel-karl
The Use and Non-use of Auxiliary ‘BE’
Elena Lieven, Anna Theakston, Julian Pine, & Caroline Rowland
Cross-Situational Observation and the Semantic Bootstrapping Hypothesis
Jesse Snedeker
‘He Descended Legs-Upwards’: Position and Motion in Tzeltal Frog Stories
Penelope Brown
How Do Children Learn to Conflate Manner and Path in Their Speech and Gestures? Differences in English and Turkish
Asli Ozyurek & Seyda Ozcaliskan
The Acquisition of Causative Morphology: Why Does It Correlate with the Imperative?
Yasuhiro Shirai, Susanne Miyata, Norio Naka & Yoshiko Sakazaki
Completed and Progressive Action in Swedish and Icelandic Child Language
Hrafnhildur Ragnarsdottir, Sven Stromqvist, & Asa Nordqvist
The Use of Tenses in French-Speaking Children’s Narratives
Catherine Leger
Modal Reference in Children’s Root Infinitives
Misha Becker & Nina Hyams
Understanding Sources of Beliefs and Marking of Uncertainty: The Child’s Theory of Evidentiality
Ayhan Aksu-Koc & Didem Mersin Alici
Evidential Final Particles in Child Cantonese
Thomas Hun-tak Lee & Ann Law
Compounding and Inflection in Finnish Child Language: Learning the Impossible?
Sirkka Vanttila & Farrell Ackerman
How Cantonese-Speaking Two - Year-Olds Fend for Themselves through the Thicket of Classifiers
Cathy Sin-ping Wong
Learning Inflection Agreement from Parental Speech
Tony C. Smith
The Acquisition of Word Meaning through Global Lexical Co-occurences
Ping Li, Curt Burgess, & Kevin Lund
A Contextual Analysis of a Japanese Two-Year-Old’s Clarification Requests
Naomi Hamasaki & Hidetoshi Shirai
The Bilingual Child: One System or Two?
Colleen Wapole
Negation, Quantification, and Isomorphism in Child English
Julien Musolino
Effects of Phonology and Morphology in Children’s Orthographic Systems: A Crosslinguistic Study of Hebrew and Dutch
Steven Gillis & Dorit Ravid
Tone Sandhi as Evidence for Segementation in Taiwanese
Jane Tsay, James Myers & Xiao-Jun Chen
The Acquisition of Japanese Prosody: Children’s Production and Perception of the Nasal Quantity Contrast
Katsura Aoyama
Gradual Constraint-Ranking Learning Algorithm Predicts Acquisition Order
Paul Boersma & Clara Levelt
General Index
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