French Verbs For Dummies

Author: Erotopoulos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118068564
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Hands-on exercises help you boost your verb proficiency Get the hang of French verbs and get over verb hang-ups! French verbs can drive anyone crazy who's trying to keep track of all the regular and irregular types. Fortunately, this book is here to help you make sense of confusing rules and drill you on the exceptions. Each chapter is packed with examples, exercises, and conjugation charts - just what you need to master even the toughest French verbs. Discover how to Review regular verbs in the present tense Cope with common exceptions Conjugate all simple tenses, from present indicative to past subjunctive Tackle the trickiest irregular verbs Conjugate compound tenses

Language Acquisition And Syntactic Theory

Author: A.E. Pierce
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401125740
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The theory of language acquisition is a young but increasingly active field. Language Acquisition and Syntactic Theory presents one of the first detailed studies of comparative syntax acquisition. It is informed by the view that linguists and acquisitionists are essentially working on the same problem, that of explaining grammar learnability. The author takes cross-linguistic data from child language as evidence for recent proposals in syntactic theory. Developments in the structure of children's sentences during the first few years of life are traced to changes in the setting of specific grammatical parameters. Some surprising differences between the early child grammars of French and English are uncovered, differences that can only be explained on the basis of subtle distinctions in inflectional structure. This motivates the author's claim that functional or nonthematic categories are represented in the grammars of very young children. The book also explores the relationship between acquisition and diachronic change in French and English. It is argued that findings in acquisition, when viewed from a parameter setting perspective, provide answers to important questions arising in the study of language change. The book promises to be of interest to all those involved in the formal, psychological or historical study of linguistic knowledge.

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