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The role of performance limitations in the acquisition of verb-argument structure: an alternative account
Journal of Child Language
This study investigates the role of performance limitations in children's early acquisition of verb-argument structure. Valian (1991) claims that intransitive frames are easier for children to produce early in development than transitive frames because they do not require a direct object argument. Children who understand this distinction are expected to produce a lower proportion of transitive verb utterances early in development in comparison with later stages of development and to omit directpmid:11258001 fatcat:sg3f4u5rhnh7lbimmt2f4yl5ie