Morphosyntactic development of Bangla-speaking preschool children

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dc.contributor.author Sultana, Asifa
dc.contributor.author Stokes, Stephanie
dc.contributor.author Klee, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Fletcher, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-25T12:59:15Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-25T12:59:15Z
dc.date.issued 2016-10-24
dc.identifier.citation Sultana, A., Stokes, S., Klee, T. and Fletcher, P. (2016) 'Morphosyntactic development of Bangla-speaking preschool children', First Language, 36 (6), pp. 637-657. doi:10.1177/0142723716673958 en
dc.identifier.volume 36 en
dc.identifier.issued 6 en
dc.identifier.startpage 637 en
dc.identifier.endpage 657 en
dc.identifier.issn 0142-7237
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3519
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0142723716673958
dc.description.abstract This study examines the morphosyntactic development, specifically verb morphology, of typically-developing Bangla-speaking children between the ages of two and four. Three verb forms were studied: the Present Simple, the Present Progressive and the Past Progressive. The study was motivated by the observations that reliable language-specific developmental information is not available in Bangla and that properties of these verb forms render them suitable for exploring how language typology contributes to the learnability of verb morphology in emerging child language. Children's performance on these forms was assessed through form-specific language elicitation tasks and spontaneous language samples. Three stages of development of verb morphology were identified by consideration of accuracy of production and error types. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en
dc.rights © 2016, the Authors. en
dc.subject Bangla en
dc.subject Bengali en
dc.subject Language acquisition en
dc.subject Language typology en
dc.subject Verb morphology en
dc.title Morphosyntactic development of Bangla-speaking preschool children en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Paul Fletcher, Speech & Hearing Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: p.fletcher@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2017-01-25T12:51:23Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle First Language en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress p.fletcher@ucc.ie en


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