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Binding Principles in the Grammars of Young Children
Language Acquisition (1990)
  • Dana McDaniel, University of Southern Maine
  • Helen Smith Cairns
  • Jennifer Ryan Hsu, William Paterson University
A study investigated the status of the binding principles outlined by Noam Chomsky (Lectures on Government and Binding, Dordrecht: Foris, 1981) in the grammars of children aged 3:9 to 5:4. The children were found to possess four different grammar types representing different stages of acquisition.
  • Children,
  • Language Acquisition,
  • Government Binding Theory
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Dana McDaniel, Helen Smith Cairns and Jennifer Ryan Hsu. "Binding Principles in the Grammars of Young Children" Language Acquisition Vol. 1 Iss. 1 (1990)
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