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How Known Constructions Influence the Acquisition of Other Constructions: The German Passive and Future Constructions

Abbot-Smith, Kirsten, Behrens, Heike (2006) How Known Constructions Influence the Acquisition of Other Constructions: The German Passive and Future Constructions. Cognitive Science, 30 (6). pp. 995-1026. ISSN 0364-0213. (doi:10.1207/s15516709cog0000_61)

Abstract

This article suggests evidence for and reasons why prior acquisition may either facilitate or inhibit

which contain a lexical verb with either the auxiliary sein “to be” or werden “to become,” and are

should be acquired earlier, faster, and unusually rapidly. An inhibited construction should show an extended

the sein- before the werden-passive. The former was supported by his prior acquisition of the sein copula,

werden-future extremely slowly due to the hindrance of a semantically identical construction. These results

learning mechanisms.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1207/s15516709cog0000_61
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Kirsten Abbot-Smith
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2010 14:01 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/25329 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Abbot-Smith, Kirsten: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8623-0664
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