Cross-linguistic Aspects of Processability TheoryeBook - 2005
Seven years ago Manfred Pienemann proposed a novel psycholinguistic theory of language development, Processability Theory (PT). This volume examines the typological plausibility of PT. Focusing on the acquisition of Arabic, Chinese and Japanese the authors demonstrate the capacity of PT to make detailed and verifiable predictions about the developmental schedule for each language. This cross-linguistic perspective is also applied to the study of L1 transfer by comparing the impact of processability and typological proximity. The typological perspective is extended by including a comparison of.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., Ă2005
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 303 pages) : illustrations