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The dax is daxing the cheese : When do children acquire class extension rules for denominal verbs ?

  title={The dax is daxing the cheese : When do children acquire class extension rules for denominal verbs ?},
  author={Marie Lippeveld and Y. Oshima-Takane},
An important aspect of humans’ use of language is our ability to understand and produce words and sentences we have never heard before. For instance, people often use proper nouns (e.g., Google) or common nouns (e.g., e-mail) as novel denominal verbs (e.g. can you Google the restaurant? Can you e-mail me the picture?), and listeners do not seem to have difficulty understanding them. Even young children seem to understand that nouns can be used as denominal verbs, as there are abundant reports… Expand

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