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Author Diessel, Holger.

Title The acquisition of complex sentences / Holger Diessel
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 226 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge studies in linguistics ; 105
Cambridge studies in linguistics ; 105
Contents A dynamic network model of grammatical constructions -- Towards a definition of complex sentences and subordinate clauses -- Infinitival and participial complement constructions -- Complement clauses -- Relative clauses -- Adverbial and co-ordinate clauses
Summary This new and pathbreaking study provides the first ever comprehensive account of how children acquire complex sentences. Holger Diessel investigates spontaneous speech in English-speaking children aged between two and five, examining the acquisition of infinitival, participial and finite complement clauses, finite and non-finite relative clauses, and co-ordinate clauses
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-219) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Children -- Language.
English language -- Acquisition.
English language -- Sentences.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Sentences.
Language acquisition.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005277015
ISBN 0511228929
0511230540 (electronic bk.)
0511231318 (electronic bk.)
0511486537 (ebook)
0521831938 (hardback)
9780511230547 (electronic bk.)
9780511231315 (electronic bk.)
9780511486531 (ebook)
9780521831932 (hardback)