Case Before Gender in the Acquisition of German

@inproceedings{Bittner2006CaseBG,
  title={Case Before Gender in the Acquisition of German},
  author={Dagmar Bittner},
  year={2006}
}
Abstract The paper discusses the acquisition of pronominal forms in German-speaking children. Main emphasis lies on the development of the form paradigms of definite pronouns and articles which are formally identical in German (except of the genitive forms which are not acquired in the early phase) and the functional content of the contrasting definite forms in early child grammar. On the base of an analysis of various types of overgeneralizations, it is argued here that children first acquire… CONTINUE READING

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