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When answer-phone makes a difference in children's acquisition of English compounds.

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Over the course of acquiring deverbal compounds like truck driver, English-speaking children pass through a stage when they produce ungrammatical compounds like drive-truck. These errors have been attributed to canonical phrasal ordering (Clark, Hecht and Mulford, 1986). In this study, we compared British and Canadian children's compound production. Both dialects have the same phrasal ordering but some different lexical items (e.g. answer-phone exists only in British English). If influenced b...

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10.1017/S030500090600746X

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
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Author
Journal:
Journal of child language More from this journal
Volume:
33
Issue:
3
Pages:
677-691
Publication date:
2006-08-01
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EISSN:
1469-7602
ISSN:
0305-0009
Language:
English
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pubs:131290
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uuid:a89ad0cb-03b1-4ac8-a0fd-6e4470505fba
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pubs:131290
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131290
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2014-12-26

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