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Learning the Meaning of Change-Of-State Verbs: A Case Study of German Child Language Angelika Wittek

Learning the Meaning of Change-Of-State Verbs: A Case Study of German Child Language

Angelika Wittek

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ISBN : 9783111796802
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233 pages
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Causative change-of-state verbs like to open, to fill, and to wake are central to both recent theories of grammatical development and theories of lexical structure. This book focuses on how German-speaking children learn the meaning ofMoreCausative change-of-state verbs like to open, to fill, and to wake are central to both recent theories of grammatical development and theories of lexical structure. This book focuses on how German-speaking children learn the meaning of change-of-state verbs. It offers a thorough characterization of the acquisition of German, embedded in a crosslinguistic perspective. The author provides a comprehensive review of the acquisition literature on that topic and introduces a new account as to how the meaning of these verbs can be learned. The empirical backbone of the investigation are a set of carefully designed experimental studies.