ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994

Transition from two-word to multiple-word stage in the course of language acquisition

Tomohiko Ito

This is a study of the problem of the transition from the two-word stage to the multiple-word stage in the course of language acquisition. The longitudinal speech data of six normal Japanese children were examined. The results showed a close relationship between the state of the knowledge of the projection of lexical category V and N and the appearance of multiple-word utterances. We proposed the hypothesis that it is the complete realization of the knowledge of the projection of lexical category V and N that enables children to break through the constraint on the length of utterances and makes them produce multiple-word utterances.


Cite as: Ito, T. (1994) Transition from two-word to multiple-word stage in the course of language acquisition. Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994), 1707-1710

@inproceedings{ito94_icslp,
  author={Tomohiko Ito},
  title={{Transition from two-word to multiple-word stage in the course of language acquisition}},
  year=1994,
  booktitle={Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994)},
  pages={1707--1710}
}