LINGUIST List 33.668

Sun Feb 20 2022

Books: The Acquisition of Derivational Morphology: Mattes, Sommer-Lolei, Korecky-Kröll, Dressler (eds.)

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Date: 03-Feb-2022
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: The Acquisition of Derivational Morphology: Mattes, Sommer-Lolei, Korecky-Kröll, Dressler (eds.)
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Title: The Acquisition of Derivational Morphology
Subtitle: A cross-linguistic perspective
Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 66
Published: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/lald.66

Editor: Veronika Mattes
Editor: Sabine Sommer-Lolei
Editor: Katharina Korecky-Kröll
Editor: Wolfgang U. Dressler
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027258885 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027258885 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027258885 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027209825 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027209825 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027209825 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This book offers the first systematic study of the early phases in the acquisition of derivational morphology from a cross-linguistic and typological perspective.

It presents ten empirical longitudinal studies in genealogically and typologically diverse languages (Indo-European, Finno-Ugric, Altaic) with different degrees of derivational complexity. Data collection, analysis and systematic comparison between child speech and parental child-directed speech are strictly parallel across the chapters. In order to identify the productivity of a derivational pattern, signalling the crucial developmental stage in its acquisition, the concept of the mini-paradigm criterion was applied.

Similar developmental processes can be observed in all children, independent of the language they acquire, but the children’s courses of development also show obvious typological differences. This points towards an important impact of the structural properties of the specific language on emergence, use and the early course of development of derivational patterns.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Morphology
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng)

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