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Titolo:
Patterns of acquisition in the emerging mental lexicon: The case of to andfor in English
Autore:
Rice, S;
Indirizzi:
Univ Alberta, Dept Linguist, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E7, Canada Univ Alberta Edmonton AB Canada T6G 2E7 ist, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E7, Canada
Titolo Testata:
BRAIN AND LANGUAGE
fascicolo: 1-2, volume: 68, anno: 1999,
pagine: 268 - 276
SICI:
0093-934X(19990601)68:1-2<268:POAITE>2.0.ZU;2-8
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PREPOSITIONS;
Keywords:
lexical acquisition; prepositions; polysemy; lexical semantics;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
19
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Rice, S Univ Alberta, Dept Linguist, 4-60 Assiniboia Hall, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E7, Canada Univ Alberta 4-60 Assiniboia Hall Edmonton AB Canada T6G 2E7 anada
Citazione:
S. Rice, "Patterns of acquisition in the emerging mental lexicon: The case of to andfor in English", BRAIN LANG, 68(1-2), 1999, pp. 268-276

Abstract

A corpus analysis of 32 English-speaking children's first usages of the prepositions ro and for (which have similar properties semantically and grammatically) was undertaken for the purpose of tracking intralexemic sense acquisition and lexical organization in an often neglected word class. The earliest senses used by these children do not reflect historical patterns of semantic extension. Diachronically, concrete, spatial, and semantically transparent usages emerged before more abstract, nonspatial, and opaque usages. Developmentally, frequency of use in the child's linguistic environment and cooccurrence in collocations with favored verbs or other useful expressions proved to be the major determinant of early production, suggesting that external rather than internal/cognitive factors play the major role in lexical development. (C) 1999 Academic Press.

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