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The Acquisition of Inflection in Q Anjob Al Maya Pedro Mateo Pedro

The Acquisition of Inflection in Q Anjob Al Maya

Pedro Mateo Pedro

Published August 20th 2015
ISBN : 9789027244031
Hardcover
157 pages
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Most studies on the acquisition of verbal inflection have examined languages with a single verb suffix. This book offers a study on the acquisition of verb inflections in Q anjob al Maya. Q anjob al has separate inflections for aspect, subject andMoreMost studies on the acquisition of verbal inflection have examined languages with a single verb suffix. This book offers a study on the acquisition of verb inflections in Q anjob al Maya. Q anjob al has separate inflections for aspect, subject and object agreement, and status suffixes. The subject and object inflections display a split ergative pattern. The subjects of intransitive verbs with aspect markers take absolutive markers, whereas the subjects of aspectless intransitive verbs take ergative markers. The acquisition of three types of clauses is explored in detail (imperatives, indicatives, and aspectless complements). The data come from longitudinal spontaneous speech of three monolingual Q anjob al children aged 1-8 3-5. This book contributes unique data to the debate on the acquisition of finite and non-finite verbs as well as adding to our understanding of the acquisition of split ergative patterns. The book is of interest to researchers and students working on linguistics and language acquisition.