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First Verbs: A Case Study of Early Grammatical Development (repost)

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First Verbs: A Case Study of Early Grammatical Development (repost)

Michael Tomasello, "First Verbs: A Case Study of Early Grammatical Development"
English | 2006 | ISBN: 0521034515, 0521374960 | 384 pages | PDF | 6,6 MB

First Verbs is a detailed diary study of one child's earliest language development during her second year of life. Using a Cognitive Linguistics framework, the author focuses on how his daughter acquired her first verbs, and the role verbs played in her early grammatical development. The author argues that many of a child's first grammatical structures are tied to individual verbs, and that earliest language is based on general cognitive and social-cognitive processes, especially event structures and cultural learning.