Syntactic Development (Hardback)
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Syntactic Development (Hardback)

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Hardback 420 Pages / Published: 04/08/1997
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This is a broad critical survey of the research literature on child language development, providing coverage of both theoretical and empirical issues. Covering a wide range of perspectives, this text constructs a picture of how children acquire the syntax of English. The first part of the book offers an overview of the developmental data pertaining to a range of syntactic phenomena, including word order, subject drop, embedded clauses, wh-questions, inversion, relative clauses, passives, and anaphora. Part Two considers the various theories which have been advanced to explain the facts of development as well as the learnability problem, reporting on work in the mainstream formulist framework, but also considering the results of alternative approaches. A reference for specialists in the field of Language acquisition, this text aims to provide an introduction to the acquisition of syntax for students and researchers in psychology, linguistics and cognitive science.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226620756
Number of pages: 420
Weight: 750 g
Dimensions: 250 x 200 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"What an incredible resource for students and researchers! There is simply nothing like it. The empirical thoroughness of O'Grady's accountmakes this an indispensable addition to a library on language acquisition."

--Jill de Villiers, Smith College
"I was very excited to see William O'Grady's new text "Syntactic Development". There is no one in the field more knowledgeable and theoretically balanced than O'Grady. This is the most important book on syntactic acquisition since Pinker, and it will bring the serious reader to a highly advanced level of understanding of the research and issues in syntactic development."

--David Ingram, University of British Columbia
"This is an excellent book in all regards. The level of scholarship is extremely high--the review of empirical and theoretical work is thorough, it is current, and it covers a wide range of different perspectives in the modern study of language development. O'Grady has the rare ability of providing an open-minded and informed introduction to theories other than his own."

--Paul Bloom, University of Arizona
I was very excited to see William O Grady s new text "Syntactic Development." There is no one in the field more knowledgeable and theoretically balanced than O Grady. This is the most important book on syntactic acquisition since Pinker, and it will bring the serious reader to a highly advanced level of understanding of the research and issues in syntactic development.
--David Ingram, University of British Columbia"
This is an excellent book in all regards. The level of scholarship is extremely high the review of empirical and theoretical work is thorough, it is current, and it covers a wide range of different perspectives in the modern study of language development. O Grady has the rare ability of providing an open-minded and informed introduction to theories other than his own.
--Paul Bloom, University of Arizona"
What an incredible resource for students and researchers! There is simply nothing like it. The empirical thoroughness of O Grady s accountmakes this an indispensable addition to a library on language acquisition.
--Jill de Villiers, Smith College"

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