Emergence de la négation chez un enfant monolingue anglais tout-venant: Fonctions et Modalités d'expression.

Abstract : Negation, as one of the fi rst linguistic phenomena that is grammatically marked in a child's language, is a popular subject of study in language acquisition. The aim of this master's thesis is to analyse the child's behaviour on a pre-linguistic level in order to identify the learning mechanisms that permit the emergence of this phenomenon. The present study thus maps out the stages of negation's construction, from its budding to its blossoming, with particular attention paid to the transitional phases, the semantic and pragmatic functions produced and the modalities of expression used, namely actional, gestural and then verbal. This research fits into a multimodal, functionalist and constructivist theoretical approach and is based on a longitudinal corpus composed of fourteen recordings lasting about an hour each. The videos portray an English monolingual little girl, Ellie, from ages 10 to 23 months and fi lmed by her grandmother in iconic situations and spontaneous interactions and with her mother.
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Pauline Beaupoil. Emergence de la négation chez un enfant monolingue anglais tout-venant: Fonctions et Modalités d'expression.. Linguistique. 2011. ⟨hal-00752139⟩

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