LEARNING TURKISH: IMPLICATIONS OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Project Details

Description

DESCRIPTION (Adapted from applicant's description): In this project the
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investigators will use spontaneous speech data and data from comprehension,
imitation and judgment experiments to study the acquisition of Turkish as a
first language by children between 1.5 and 6 years of age. These data will be
used to address the following fundamental questions about language
acquisition: 1. At what age do children begin to use functional category
morphemes? 2. How productive is their early use of these morphemes? 3. Are
young children predisposed to assume that the language they are acquiring has
a fixed word order? 4. How do children learn to map words onto grammatical
functions (e.g., subject, object)? 5. How do children learn to map these
grammatical functions onto thematic roles? 6. Are young children predisposed
to assume that grammatical particles are attached in a fixed order?
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/12/006/30/04

Funding

  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: $77,750.00
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: $77,750.00

ASJC

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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