Year 2018, Volume 47, Issue 2, Pages 833 - 843 2018-10-01

Acquisition of Ditransitive Verbs in Turkish

HATİCE SOFU [1] , Diser Sucak [2]

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In the acquisition of first language, among different word types “verbs” seems to be more challenging because of both the cognitive and linguistic constraints that they require. However, as Naigles & Hoff-Ginsberg (1998: 95) point out the effect of syntactic diversity in addition to frequency and positional salience leads to syntactic bootsrapping, which help children to acquire the meanings of new verbs. Thus, as children start using verbs in different combinations, they start to be aware of the abstract notions verbs denote and learn more new verbs. within this framework children also acquire syntactic and semantic properties of these verbs such as the number of arguments a verb requires and whether the language in question allow argument ellipses.

The aim of this study is to investigate how children acquire ditransitive verbs in Turkish. For this purpose, spontaneous speech data collected from 10 children between the ages of 1;4 and 3;6 and their mothers has been analysed both quantitatively and qualitatively.  Six ditransitive verbs have been chosen for analysis. The results show that among the six verbs investigated, koy- (put) and ver- ‘give’ have been used more often than the other verbs by the children from the younger group. In the older group, in addition to the six verbs present in the vocabulary of younger children, new verbs have also appeared.

ditransitive verbs, language acquisition
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Journal Section Article
Authors

Author: HATİCE SOFU
Institution: Çukurova University, Faculty of Education, ELT Department, Adana 01380, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Author: Diser Sucak
Country: Turkey


Bibtex @research article { cuefd413259, journal = {Cukurova University Faculty of Education Journal}, issn = {1302-9967}, eissn = {2149-116X}, address = {Cukurova University}, year = {2018}, volume = {47}, pages = {833 - 843}, doi = {10.14812/cuefd.413259}, title = {Acquisition of Ditransitive Verbs in Turkish}, key = {cite}, author = {SOFU, HATİCE and Sucak, Diser} }
APA SOFU, H , Sucak, D . (2018). Acquisition of Ditransitive Verbs in Turkish. Cukurova University Faculty of Education Journal, 47 (2), 833-843. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/cuefd/issue/40033/413259
MLA SOFU, H , Sucak, D . "Acquisition of Ditransitive Verbs in Turkish". Cukurova University Faculty of Education Journal 47 (2018): 833-843 <http://dergipark.org.tr/cuefd/issue/40033/413259>
Chicago SOFU, H , Sucak, D . "Acquisition of Ditransitive Verbs in Turkish". Cukurova University Faculty of Education Journal 47 (2018): 833-843
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ISNAD SOFU, HATİCE , Sucak, Diser . "Acquisition of Ditransitive Verbs in Turkish". Cukurova University Faculty of Education Journal 47 / 2 (October 2018): 833-843.