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The acquisition of gender agreement marking in Polish : A study of bilingual Polish-German-speaking children

The acquisition of gender agreement marking in Polish : A study of bilingual Polish-German-speaking children

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BREHMER, Bernhard, Monika ROTHWEILER, 2012. The acquisition of gender agreement marking in Polish : A study of bilingual Polish-German-speaking children. In: BRAUNMÜLLER, Kurt, ed., Christoph GABRIEL, ed.. Multilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies. Amsterdam:John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 81-100. ISBN 978-90-272-1933-6. Available under: doi: 10.1075/hsm.13.07bre

@incollection{Brehmer2012acqui-49417, title={The acquisition of gender agreement marking in Polish : A study of bilingual Polish-German-speaking children}, year={2012}, doi={10.1075/hsm.13.07bre}, number={13}, isbn={978-90-272-1933-6}, address={Amsterdam}, publisher={John Benjamins Publishing Company}, series={Hamburg studies on multilingualism}, booktitle={Multilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies}, pages={81--100}, editor={Braunmüller, Kurt and Gabriel, Christoph}, author={Brehmer, Bernhard and Rothweiler, Monika} }

terms-of-use Rothweiler, Monika 2012 This study investigates the acquisition of gender agreement marking in Polish noun phrases. It thus sheds light on the general acquisition of noun gender in Polish which, in most cases, can be predicted by the <i>auslaut</i> of the noun. Whether a child knows the gender of a given noun is indicated by his/her ability to produce gender marked attributive adjectives. To test this ability we elicited attributive adjectives in a group of 34 Polish-German children from age 2;11 to 6;5 with Polish as L1. We tested contexts with typically and atypically marked nouns, as well as with nonce words. With respect to correct markings, error rates and error types, we checked whether the children relied on the morphophonological clues of a given noun and/or whether they use a default strategy. Furthermore, we investigated the development of gender agreement marking. Our results show that (1) even at age six the development of gender agreement/marking is not yet completed, (2) the children use morphophonological as well as semantic clues to identify the gender of a given noun, and (3) the children over-apply feminine and masculine markings. Rothweiler, Monika The acquisition of gender agreement marking in Polish : A study of bilingual Polish-German-speaking children 2020-05-07T08:21:37Z eng Brehmer, Bernhard Brehmer, Bernhard 2020-05-07T08:21:37Z

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