1.  52
    A construction based analysis of child directed speech.Thea Cameron-Faulkner, Elena Lieven & Michael Tomasello - 2003 - Cognitive Science 27 (6):843-873.
    The child directed speech of twelve English‐speaking motherswas analyzed in terms of utterance‐level constructions. First, the mothers' utterances were categorized in terms of general constructional categories such as Wh‐questions, copulas and transitives. Second, mothers' utterances within these categories were further specified in terms of the initial words that framed the utterance, item‐based phrases such as Are you …, I'll …, It's …, Let's …, What did … The findings were: (i) overall, only about 15% of all maternal utterances had SVO (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
    Export citation  
    Bookmark   40 citations  
  2.  2
    Form and function in Irish child directed speech.Thea Cameron-Faulkner & Tina Hickey - 2011 - Cognitive Linguistics 22 (3):569-594.
    In the present study we analyse a sample of Irish Child Directed Speech in terms of item-based constructions and the communicative intents which they express. The study is based on the speech of an Irish native speaker engaged in daily activities with her son (aged 1;9). The findings of the analyses indicate the high degree of lexical specificity attested in the sample; in total 35 item-based frames account for just under 70% of analysed utterances. In most cases there was a (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
    Export citation  
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  3.  8
    I'm are what I'm are: The acquisition of first-person singular present BE.Thea Cameron-Faulkner & Evan Kidd - 2007 - Cognitive Linguistics 18 (1):1-22.
    Direct download  
    Export citation