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Revisiting Subject-Object Asymmetry in the Production of Cantonese Relative Clauses: Evidence From Elicited Production in 3-Year-Olds

Chan, Angel; Matthews, Stephen; Tse, Nicole; Lam, Annie; Chang, Franklin; Kidd, Evan


Emergentist approaches to language acquisition identify a core role for language-specific experience and give primacy to other factors like function and domain-general learning mechanisms in syntactic development. This directly contrasts with a nativist structurally oriented approach, which predicts that grammatical development is guided by Universal Grammar and that structural factors constrain acquisition. Cantonese relative clauses (RCs) offer a good opportunity to test these perspectives...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Psychology
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.679008
Access Rights: Open Access


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