The Cues That Children Use in Acquiring Adjectival Phrases and Compound Nouns: Evidence from Bilingual Children

@article{Nicoladis2002TheCT,
  title={The Cues That Children Use in Acquiring Adjectival Phrases and Compound Nouns: Evidence from Bilingual Children},
  author={Elena Nicoladis},
  journal={Brain and Language},
  year={2002},
  volume={81},
  pages={635-648}
}
This study explores the cues used in acquisition of two semantically similar structures that are ordered differently in French and English: adjectival phrases and compound nouns. One possible prediction is that children attend primarily to meaning, so they should order both structures similarly. Another is that children attend primarily to structure, so they should learn these structures independently. Two kinds of data were obtained from eight 4-year old bilinguals: (1) spontaneous production… CONTINUE READING
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