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Productivity and the acquisition of gender
Journal of Child Language
Children's differing learning trajectories cross-linguistically have been at the forefront of gender acquisition research, often with conflicting results and conclusions. As a result, the source of children's different learning behaviors in gender acquisition has been unclear. I argue that children's gender acquisition is driven by the search for productive patterns. First, I provide corpus studies where the predictions of a learning model (Yang, 2016) are formulated. Second, I report thedoi:10.1017/s0305000920000732 fatcat:4b5v4qyjtrhp7ehfdg6dkwfypa