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dc.contributor.authorKempe, Veraen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Patricia Jen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMironova, Natalijaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFedorova, Olgaen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-09T01:53:58Z-
dc.date.available2013-06-09T01:53:58Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/268-
dc.description.abstractGender agreement elicitation was used with Russian children to examine how diminutives common in Russian child-directed speech affect gender learning. Forty-six children (2;9–4;8) were shown pictures of familiar and of novel animals and asked to describe them after hearing their names, which all contained regular morphophonological cues to masculine or feminine gender. Half were presented as simplex (e.g. josh ‘porcupine’) and half as diminutive forms (e.g. jozhik ‘porcupine-DIM’). Children produced fewer agreement errors for diminutive than for simplex nouns, indicating that the regularizing features of diminutives enhance gender categorization. The study demonstrates how features of child-directed speech can facilitate language learning.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_UK
dc.relationKempe V, Brooks PJ, Mironova N & Fedorova O (2003) Diminutivization supports gender acquisition in Russian children. Journal of Child Language, 30 (2), pp. 471-485. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305000903005580en_UK
dc.rightsJournal of child language. Copyright: Cambridge University Pressen_UK
dc.subjectSpeech perception in children Russian language Case studiesen_UK
dc.subjectSpeech perception Children Case studiesen_UK
dc.titleDiminutivization supports gender acquisition in Russian childrenen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0305000903005580en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Child Languageen_UK
dc.citation.issn1469-7602en_UK
dc.citation.issn0305-0009en_UK
dc.citation.volume30en_UK
dc.citation.issue2en_UK
dc.citation.spage471en_UK
dc.citation.epage485en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.citation.date05/06/2003en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCity University of New Yorken_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationMoscow State Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationMoscow State Universityen_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000183929200009en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-0037527965en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid810512en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2008-02-28en_UK
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