What Do Jamaican Children Speak?
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What Do Jamaican Children Speak?

By Michele M. Kennedy
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Book Description
Table of Contents
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Dedication Page
  • Contents
  • List of Tables
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations Used in the Presentation of Data
  • Other Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1. Laying the Foundation
    • 1.1 The Language Situation in Jamaica
    • 1.2 Methodology
    • 1.3 Limitations of the Study
    • 1.4 Aims of the Research and the Structure of the Book
  • Chapter 2. Theoretical Bases of the Study
    • 2.1 The Acquisition of a First Language
    • 2.2 The Acquisition of a Second Language
    • 2.3 The Role of Input in Acquisition
    • 2.4 Code-Switching
    • 2.5 Minimalism
  • Chapter 3. How the Children Use and Create Words
    • 3.1 Inventories of Sounds in JC versus JE
    • 3.2 The Categorial Composition of the Children’s Vocabulary
    • 3.3 Adjectival Modification
    • 3.4 Word Formation Strategies
  • Chapter 4. What the Children Do with Nouns
    • 4.1 Count and Non-Count Nouns
    • 4.2 Number Marking in JC versus JE
    • 4.3 The Expression of (In)Definiteness
    • 4.4 Possessive Noun Phrases
    • 4.5 Concluding Remarks
  • Chapter 5. What the Children Do with Verbs
    • 5.1 Tense
    • 5.2 Aspect
    • 5.3 Back to Tense
    • 5.4 Weaving of JE and JC
    • 5.5 Summary and Conclusion
  • Chapter 6. Bringing It All Together
    • 6.1 Specific Issues in the Nominal and Verbal Domains
    • 6.2 The Relative Distribution of JE and JC Structures in the Children’s Usage
    • 6.3 Blurred Boundaries and Their “Un-Blurring”
    • 6.4 Levels of Language Awareness and Literacy
    • 6.5 Concluding Remarks
  • Appendices
    • Appendix 1. The Cassidy-JLU Writing System
    • Appendix 2. The Lexical-Functional Distinction
    • Appendix 3. Other Codes Used for Tagging
    • Appendix 4. The Type-Token Distinction
    • Appendix 5. SHared Words with Different Meanings
    • Appendix 6. JConly Words
    • Appendix 7. List of Plural Fossils Used
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
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