THE ACQUISITION ORDER OF PAST TENSES: AN INTERLANGUAGE ANALYSIS
This study aimed to investigate the hypothesis that there appears a systematic order of the acquisition of past tenses. It is claimed that irregular past tense verbs are acquired earlier than regular…
The acquisition of tense-aspect morphology and the regular- irregular debate 1
It is suggested that in L1 acquisition, both regular and irregular verbs are governed by semantics; that is, early use of past tense forms are restricted to achievement verbs—regular or irregular.
Rules, representations, and the English past tense
- LinguisticsTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Acquiring Regular and Irregular Past Tense Morphemes in English and French: Evidence From Bilingual Children
The aim of this study was to use crosslinguistic data from French-English bilinguals to test two models of past tense acquisition: (a) single route (all past tense forms rely on morphophonological…
The development of regular and irregular verb inflection in Spanish child language
- LinguisticsJournal of Child Language
It is found that overregularization errors at all ages are only a small minority of the children's irregular verbs, that the period of over regularization is preceded by a stage without errors, and that the onset of overregularizations is connected to the emergence of obligatory finiteness markings.
Rules and schemas in the development and use of the English past tense
Consistent error patterns in English past-tense forms are reported for three age groups: preschoolers, 8-10-year-olds, and adults. It is argued that, although irregular forms are rote-learned,…
Regularity and/or consistency in the production of the past participle?
- LinguisticsBrain and Language
The overgeneralization of morphological forms as a function of experience
- Linguistics, Psychology
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The acquisition of noun and verb inflections.
- LinguisticsChild development
This research describes the acquisition of 5 noun and verb inflections by 3 subjects of a longitudinal study and a categorization of errors of commission according to the levels of generative grammar are discussed.
How children talk about what happened
This study investigates the development of past tense expressions in the speech of children from 1; 6 to 2; 6. It is shown that this development depends crucially on the child's cognitive…
The English verb : form and meanings = 英語の動詞 : 形式と意味
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The ontogenesis of grammar