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The acquisition of past tense morphology in Icelandic and Norwegian children: an experimental study.

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Icelandic and Norwegian past tense morphology contain strong patterns of inflection and two weak patterns of inflection. We report the results of an elicitation task that tests Icelandic and Norwegian children's knowledge of the past tense forms of a representative sample of verbs. This cross-sectional study of four-, six- and eight-year-old Icelandic (n = 92) and Norwegian (n = 96) children systematically manipulates verb characteristics such as type frequency, token frequency and phonologic...

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10.1017/S0305000999003918

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Journal:
Journal of child language
Volume:
26
Issue:
3
Pages:
577-618
Publication date:
1999-10-05
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EISSN:
1469-7602
ISSN:
0305-0009
URN:
uuid:4d4495ad-e4e6-49b8-932b-04b5f64aa797
Source identifiers:
15439
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pubs:15439

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