Skip navigation
Skip navigation

First language acqusition of functional categories in Mandarin nominal expressions: a longitudinal study of two Mandarin speaking children

Chang-Smith, Meiyun

Description

In the present study, I adopt theoretical aspects from the Minimalist framework (Chomsky 1995), namely the theory of Economy, Merge Operation and Feature Checking, to account for the acquisition of functional categories in early child grammar. I focus on the acquisition of functional categories associated with Mandarin nominal expressions, namely Determiner Phrase (DP), Number Phrase (NumbP) and Classifier Phrase (ClP), by carrying out longitudinal studies of two Mandarin speaking children, one...[Show more]

CollectionsOpen Access Theses
Date published: 2013-07-04
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10143

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
Chang Smith Thesis 2004.pdf17.83 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  12 November 2018/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator