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Prototypes and the acquisition of the English passive

Meints, Kerstin (1995) Prototypes and the acquisition of the English passive. In: Perspectives on cognitive neuroscience. New Bulgarian University, Sofia, pp. 67-77. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

The English passive has been studied from various perspectives, many of which come
up with different results and offer a range of rather specialised explanations and theories.
If instead the acquisition of the passive is treated within a new cognitive framework,
in which the passive construction is viewed as a category which displays typicality
effects, separate psychological and linguistic findings can be integrated in a
single framework. A semantic and concept-based approach for the passive and its acquisition
can thus be provided.

Keywords:Language acquisition
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G710 Speech and Natural Language Processing
C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:10666
Deposited On:04 Jul 2013 16:30

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