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008    070813s1995                        eng d 
020    9780612056602 
035    (UMI)AAINN05660 
040    UMI|cUMI 
100 1  Allen, Shanley Elizabeth Marilou 
245 10 Acquisition of some mechanisms of transitivity alternation
       in arctic Quebec Inuktitut 
300    308 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 57-
       02, Section: A, page: 0658 
500    Adviser: Lydia White 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--McGill University (Canada), 1995 
520    This thesis discusses the first language acquisition of 
       three morphosyntactic mechanisms of transitivity 
       alternation in arctic Quebec Inuktitut. Data derive from 
       naturalistic longitudinal spontaneous speech samples 
       collected over a nine-month period from four Inuit 
       children aged 2;0 through 2;10 at outset. Both basic and 
       advanced forms of passive structures are shown to be used 
       productively by Inuktitut-speaking children at an early 
       age relative to English-speaking children, but consistent 
       in age with speakers of non-Indo-European languages 
       reported on in the literature; potential explanations of 
       this difference include frequency of caregiver input and 
       details of language structure. Morphological causatives 
       appear slightly later in the acquisition sequence, and 
       their first instances reflect use of unanalyzed routines. 
       Lexical causatives are present from the earliest ages 
       studied. Evidence of a period of overgeneralization of 
       lexical causatives in one subject at the same time as the 
       morphological causative shows signs of being productively 
       acquired suggests that the seeming overgeneralization may 
       reflect nothing more than as yet unstable use of the 
       morphological causative. Noun incorporation structures are
       shown to be used productively by Inuktitut-speaking 
       children at an early age relative to Mohawk-speaking 
       children; potential explanations of this difference 
       include details of language structure and relative 
       language use in the environments of the learners. Findings
       are considered in light of current debates in the 
       literature concerning continuity versus maturation of 
       grammatical structure, and concerning the functional 
       categories available to the child at early stages of 
       acquisition. Data presented argue against maturation, and 
       suggest that all functional categories can be accessed by 
       the Inuktitut-speaking child early in the acquisition 
       process 
590    School code: 0781 
590    DDC 
650  4 Language, Linguistics 
690    0290 
710 20 McGill University (Canada) 
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