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dc.contributor.authorWestergaard, Marit
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-15T12:27:03Z
dc.date.available2006-09-15T12:27:03Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.description.abstractIn this paper it is argued that a principle of information structure provided by Universal Grammar (UG) may interact with input in the acquisition of word order. In a study which investigates three children from the age of approximately 1;9 to 3 acquiring a Northern dialect of Norwegian, it has previously been shown that word order patterns in certain types of wh-questions which are sensitive to subtle distinctions in the information value of the subject (given vs. new) are acquired extremely early (Westergaard 2003a). This paper presents a study of the same children’s topicalization constructions, and it is shown that, although these patterns of information structure do not appear in the input, the children nevertheless show traces of these patterns in the non-target forms that they occasionally produce. Thus, in their very early production of topicalization constructions the children seem to be guided by a word order principle based on information structure, which could be taken as support for this as a word order preferred by UG.en
dc.descriptionIn special issue: Tromsø Working Papers in Language Acquisitionen
dc.format.extent325754 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.citationNordlyd 32.1(2004), pp 110-134en
dc.identifier.issn1503-8599
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10037/261
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-uit_munin_121
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherUniversitetet i Tromsøen
dc.publisherUniversity of Tromsøen
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Allmenn språkvitenskap og fonetikk: 011en
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Nordiske språk: 018en
dc.subjectinformation structureen
dc.subjectsplit CPen
dc.subjectsubject positionsen
dc.subjecttopicalizationsen
dc.subjectverb seconden
dc.subjectV2en
dc.subjectwh-questionsen
dc.subjectword orderen
dc.titleThe interaction of input and UG in the acquisition of verb movement in a dialect of Norwegianen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.typeTidsskriftartikkelno


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