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Type of publication: Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Kamandulytė, Laura
Title: Morphological modifications in Lithuanian child-directed speech
Is part of: Eesti Rakenduslingvistika Ühingu aastaraamat = Estonian Papers in Applied Linguistics. Tallinn : Eesti Keele Sihtasutus., 3 (2007)
Extent: p. 155-165
Date: 2007
Keywords: Language acquisition;Longitudinal corpus;Premorphology;Protomorphology;Lithuanian;Modularized morphology;Register of CDS;Child speech
Abstract: Child-directed speech (CDS) is very important for the language development of a child. When talking to children adults modify their language by simplifying it and adapting it to the language acquisition stage of the child. Words and constructions that are used in CDS are aqcuired earlier by the child. This paper analyses the morphological modifications of Lithuanian CDS. The analysis proves that the most frequent morphological modifications of CDS include: 1) the higher frequency of verb tokens over noun tokens, 2) the low frequency of indefinite pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, and adjectives, and 3) the high frequency of diminutives and interjections. Prevalence of the denominative parts of speech has been influenced by the cognitive function;the abundance of verbs is conditioned by short utterances. The high frequency of diminutives is related to pragmatic function, intimacy, and emotions
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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