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The acquisition of expletive definite articles in Modern Greek

By Theodore Marinis


This paper deals with the acquisition of the Determiner Phrase (DP) in Modem Greek. By examining data from the acquisition of demonstratives, definite articles and expletive definite articles, I claim that children do not acquire all words belonging to the category of Determiners (D) simultaneously. Furthermore, I show that there are different triggers for each class of words belonging to the category D, which are encoded in different grammatical domains. Differences in the accessibility of the triggers is responsible for the acquisition sequenc

Topics: belonging to the category D
Year: 1998
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