Universals of Word Formation Processes: Noun Incorporation in the Acquisition of Samoan as a Second Language

P.Robinson P.RobinsonPeterP.Robinson P.RobinsonPeterhttps://api.elsevier.com/content/author/author_id/21741081300 (1994) Universals of Word Formation Processes: Noun Incorporation in the Acquisition of Samoan as a Second Language. Language Learning, 44 4: 569-615. doi:10.1111/j.1467-1770.1994.tb00632.x


Author P.Robinson P.RobinsonPeterP.Robinson P.RobinsonPeterhttps://api.elsevier.com/content/author/author_id/21741081300
Title Universals of Word Formation Processes: Noun Incorporation in the Acquisition of Samoan as a Second Language
Journal name Language Learning   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1467-9922
Publication date 1994-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-1770.1994.tb00632.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 44
Issue 4
Start page 569
End page 615
Total pages 47
Language eng
Subject 3304 Education
1203 Language and Linguistics
3310 Linguistics and Language
Abstract This study examines the influence of a proposed implicational hierarchy (Mithun, 1984) and constraints of Universal Grammar (Baker, 1988) on the acquisition of noun incorporation processes by 29 adult learners of Samoan, compared to the performance of a control group of 11 native Samoan speakers. The methodology involved reaction time, grammaticality judgment and response certainty measures of the processing difficulty and acceptability of examples of noun incorporation for English speaking learners of Samoan, with the latter measure giving the clearest support for two hypothesized orders of difficulty.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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