quinta-feira, 30 de setembro de 2010

Notes from the course Bilingualism and Language Acquisition

Principles and Parameters - A linguistic Theory of Language Acquisition

Principles: apply to all languages and do not vary from one language to another. They reflect the nature of our minds.

Parameters: vary from one language to another, but only within certain limits

“Every sentence has a subject”
x KISS y
x PUT y, z
The subject may/may not be NULL.

“Every head (nucleus) is responsible for selecting the participants in a grammatical relation”
Preposition, verb, tense, inflection
HEAD+complement or complement+HEAD?

Language Acquisition
When the child learns that (N N)/(N N N) is possible in the language, the followng structures follow:
Phrasal verbs
Preposition stranding
Double objects
Resultative structures

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