The acquisition of Basque ergative case: an experimental study



Argitaratua 2007-04-13
Maider Huarte


Basque children omit ergative case markers for about five months before the production of this case mark becomes adult-like. This has been considered a problem in the acquisition of Basque and has been related to the ergative character of the language. The aim of this work is to present the results of a picture selection task done by 24 Basque bilingual children which show that the comprehension of Basque case marking and, more precisely, of the ergative case precedes the production of it.

Nola aipatu

Huarte, Maider. 2007. «The Acquisition of Basque Ergative Case: An Experimental Study». Anuario Del Seminario De Filología Vasca "Julio De Urquijo" 41 (2):131-44.
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