Mandarin-speaking three-year-olds' demonstration of productive knowledge of syntax: Evidence from syntactic productivity and structural priming with the SVO-ba alternation

Dong Bo Hsu*

*此作品的通信作者

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

7 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

Two studies investigated syntactic productivity in three-year-old Mandarin speakers' use of verbs in the SVO and SbaOV constructions. In Study 1, children were taught novel verbs in one construction and assessed for their production in the other construction. Children produced verbs taught in the ba constructions in SVO utterances, but showed order effects when producing verbs taught in SVO constructions in ba utterances. In Study 2, children described animated scenes either with structural priming (i.e., after hearing verbs in SVO or ba constructions). Children demonstrated structural priming, producing more SVO and ba utterances, respectively, directly after hearing verbs in these constructions. These results indicate that Mandarin speaking three-year-olds demonstrate productive knowledge of both SVO and SbaOV constructions. Their ability to override the predominant input frequency of SVO runs counter to a purely usage-based account of early acquisition of grammar.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)1115-1146
頁數32
期刊Journal of Child Language
41
發行號5
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2014 九月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 語言與語言學
  • 實驗與認知心理學
  • 發展與教育心理學
  • 語言和語言學
  • 心理學(全部)

指紋

深入研究「Mandarin-speaking three-year-olds' demonstration of productive knowledge of syntax: Evidence from syntactic productivity and structural priming with the SVO-ba alternation」主題。共同形成了獨特的指紋。

引用此