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The Role of Frequency

The Role of Frequency

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Published by Silvana De Camilli

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Published by: Silvana De Camilli on Mar 12, 2011
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Previous research:
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omasello, 1992: grammatical markers is restricted to specificlexical items.
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Pine et al, 1998: word order is not used contrastively.
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Akhtar (1999): English word order acquired gradually. Use ofnoun/pronouns related to word order.Implication: ¶the frequency of individual lexical items and theprobabilistic relations between these items are key in languageacquisition and language use, even at the grammatical level·.
Usage based theories: linguistic representations are affected bylinguistic experience (i.e. subject to frequency effects).
Prediction: ¶distributionally regular, high frequency items play akey role in forming grammatical schemas·.
THE ROLE OF FREQUENCY IN THEACQUISITION OF ENGLISH WORD ORDER
 
THE ROLE OF FREQUENCY IN THEACQUISITION OF ENGLISH WORD ORDER
 
D
oes the children·s use of word order depend upon the
D
oes the children·s use of word order depend upon thefrequency of the lexical items being borrowed?frequency of the lexical items being borrowed?
verbs in SOV order
(low, medium and high frequency)
Children: 2,9 and 3,9 year old.
D
oes the children·s use of word order depend upon the
D
oes the children·s use of word order depend upon thefrequency of the lexical items being borrowed?frequency of the lexical items being borrowed?
verbs in SOV order
(low, medium and high frequency)
Children: 2,9 and 3,9 year old.
THE ROLE OF FREQUENCY IN THEACQUISITION OF ENGLISH WORD ORDER
 
THE ROLE OF FREQUENCY IN THEACQUISITION OF ENGLISH WORD ORDER

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