Grammar and the lexicon: developmental ordering in language acquisition.

  title={Grammar and the lexicon: developmental ordering in language acquisition.},
  author={James A. Dixon and Virginia A. Marchman},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={78 1},
Recent accounts of language acquisition propose that the knowledge structures that comprise language develop within a single, unified system that shares computational resources and representations. One implication of this approach is that developmental relations within the system become central to theorizing about language acquisition. Previous work suggested that lexical development preceded grammatical development, a developmental ordering with strong theoretical implications. One purpose of… CONTINUE READING

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