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A Unificational Mechanism for Morphological Developmental Sequence

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Authors
Kim, Yong Myeong
Issue Date
2006
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.42 No.1, pp. 139-159
Keywords
unificational mechanismuniqueness conditionmorpheme processability hierarchymorphological developmental sequence
Abstract
The present study examines the question on what mechanism operates on the development of L2 morphology, and how Pienemann's Morpheme Processability Hierarchy (Pienemann, 1998, Pienemann & Hakansson, 1999) can be extended For the questions, this study proposes a unificational (morphological) mechanism (UM) by extrapolating the Uniqueness Condition (UC) to the syntactic developmental sequence on X-bar formats in the Minimalist program (Chomsky, 1992). Consequently, the UM not only governs the unification processes of grammatical features or morphemes in real time, but also determines the implicational syntactic domains or scopes on which the UC operates, or in which feature unification takes place. According to the UM, this study proposes a revised Morphological Developmental Sequence (MDS) extended from Pienemann's Morpheme Processability Hierarchy based on the UC. Thus, the MDS can explain the interactional processes of morphological development with syntactic development more systematically by incorporating cognitive mechanisms and linguistic mechanisms according to the Modular Approach (Ellis, 1994; Gregg, 1996; Pienemann, 1998).
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/86399
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 42 Number 1/2 (2006)
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