Nouns and verbs in Chintang: children's usage and surrounding adult speech

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Stoll, Sabine; Bickel, Balthasar; Lieven, Elena; Banjade, Goma; Bhatta, Toya Nath; Gaenszle, Martin; Paudyal, Netra P; Pettigrew, Judith; Rai, Ichchha Purna; Rai, Manoj; Rai, Novel Kishore;
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5167/uzh-86904, doi: 10.1017/S0305000911000080
  • Subject: 490 Other languages | children | 890 Other literatures | 410 Linguistics | Department of Comparative Linguistics | verbs | nouns | Chintang

peer-reviewed Analyzing the development of the noun-to-verb ratio in a longitudinal corpus of four Chintang (Sino-Tibetan) children, we find that up to about age four, children have a significantly higher ratio than adults. Previous cross-linguistic research... View more
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