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The acquisition of complex sentences, Holger Diessel

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The acquisition of complex sentences
Title
The acquisition of complex sentences
Statement of responsibility
Holger Diessel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book presents a comprehensive study of how children acquire complex sentences. Drawing on observational data from English-speaking children aged 2 to 5, Holger Diessel investigates the acquisition of infinitival and participial complement clauses, finite complement clauses, finite and nonfinite relative clauses, adverbial clauses, and coordinate clauses. His investigation shows that the development of complex sentences originates from simple non-embedded sentences and that two different developmental pathways can be distinguished: complex sentences including complement and relative clauses evolve from simple sentences that are gradually expanded to multiple-clause constructions, and complex sentences including adverbial and coordinate clauses develop from simple sentences that are integrated in a specific biclausal unit. He argues that the acquisition process is determined by a variety of factors: the frequency of the various complex sentences in the ambient language, the semantic and syntactic complexity of the emerging constructions, the communicative functions of complex sentences, and the social-cognitive development of the child
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Diessel, Holger
Dewey number
420.1/9
Index
index present
LC call number
P118
LC item number
.D55 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in linguistics
Series volume
105
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  • Language acquisition
  • Children
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • English language
  • English language
Label
The acquisition of complex sentences, Holger Diessel
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9780511486531
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511486531
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The acquisition of complex sentences, Holger Diessel
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9780511486531
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511486531
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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