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The acquisition of the multiple senses of with

Kidd, Evan; Cameron-Faulkner, Thea


The present article reports on an investigation of one child's acquisition of the multiple senses of the preposition with from 2;0-4;0. Two competing claims regarding children's early representation and subsequent acquisition of with were investigated. The "multiple meanings" hypothesis predicts that children form individual form-meaning pairings for with as separate lexical entries. The "monosemy approach" (McKercher 2001) claims that children apply a unitary meaning by abstracting core...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Linguistics: an interdisciplinary journal of the language sciences
DOI: 10.1515/LING.2008.002


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