Pronoun case overextensions and paradigm building.

@article{Rispoli1994PronounCO,
  title={Pronoun case overextensions and paradigm building.},
  author={Matthew Rispoli},
  journal={Journal of child language},
  year={1994},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={157-72}
}
Pronoun case errors, or overextensions, like *me want it are characteristic of English child language. This paper explores a hypothesis that the morphological structure of a pronoun influences the pattern of these errors. The Language Acquisition Device (LAD) attempts to analyse English pronoun case forms into stems and affixes, but cannot because of their irregularity. Nevertheless the LAD extracts a phonetic core for each pronoun (e.g./m-/ for the 1st sg.,/h-/ for the 3rd masc. sg.). The… CONTINUE READING