A comparison of the transition from first words to grammar in English and Italian.

  title={A comparison of the transition from first words to grammar in English and Italian.},
  author={Clara Caselli and Piero Casadio and Elizabeth Bates},
  journal={Journal of child language},
  volume={26 1},
Cross-linguistic similarities and differences in early lexical and grammatical development are reported for 1001 English-speaking children and 386 Italian-speaking children between 1;6 and 2;6. Parents completed the English or Italian versions of the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory: Words and Sentences, a parent report instrument that provides information about vocabulary size, vocabulary composition and grammatical complexity across this age range. The onset and subsequent growth… CONTINUE READING

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