Acquisition of verb categories

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The paper was delivered as a commentary upon Michael Brent's presentation ‘Acquisition of subcategorization frames using aggregated evidence from local syntactic cues’ to the Penn Language Acquisition Conference, IRCS, University of Pennsylvania, 1992. It argues in support of using statistical techniques like Brent's to minimise the consequences of errors and misanalyses, but concludes that the case for believing that children acquire subcategorisation and other aspects of syntax on the basis of semantic and contextual cues remains strong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471 - 480
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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