• Psychology
  • Published 1997

Categorias funcionales y adquisición de la primera lengua : Un análisis contrastivo

  title={Categorias funcionales y adquisici{\'o}n de la primera lengua : Un an{\'a}lisis contrastivo},
  author={Ana Ojea},
This paper discusses the functional structure of three languages - Spanish, English and French - during the first stages of language acquisition. It is argued that functional categories are present from the beginning, since they are needed for the interpretation of the language that serves as input. But processing difficulties and the lack of sufficient morphological evidence render two of those categories optional, in particular the relational categories CompP and AgrP ; this, in turn… CONTINUE READING