Argument Structure: Relationships Between Theory and Acquisition

  title={Argument Structure: Relationships Between Theory and Acquisition},
  author={Sudha Arunachalam},
This chapter brings together perspectives from theoretical linguistics and from language acquisition research to ask how these mutually inform each other with respect to the question of how argument structure knowledge is represented in the mind. Three theories of argument structure representation are considered: Lexical Projectionism, Compositional Non-projectionism, and Construction Grammar, and their relationships to our understanding of child language development are explored. Though… CONTINUE READING


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