Children’s comprehension of verbal and adjectival passives: an analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Volpato, Francesca it_IT Rech, Yasmin <1996> it_IT 2020-10-13 it_IT 2021-02-02T10:11:43Z 2020-10-28 it_IT
dc.description.abstract The aim of the present study is to investigate the linguistic competence of 23 Italian-speaking children aged between 3;6 and 6;5 when it comes to passive sentences, with special attention to the adjectival and verbal interpretation of passive. For this purpose, a linguistic test in Catalan (Gavarró & Parramon 2017) has been adapted to Italian, thus providing a further tool to test young children’s linguistic competence. A particular focus will be devoted to the Italian auxiliaries essere and venire, which are used in passive constructions. Since the auxiliary venire only allows an eventive passive interpretation, it turns out to be a pivotal variable in order to investigate whether young children are able to master verbal passives, and how this competence develops over time. The test presented in this study contains only passive sentences without the by-phrase. Contrary to the findings of Gavarró & Parramon (2017), the results obtained from the present study demonstrate how even 3-year-old children show high percentage of accuracy in the comprehension of verbal passives, and mostly, that it is the adjectival interpretation of passives that turns out to be problematic, especially for the youngest. it_IT
dc.language.iso en it_IT
dc.publisher Università Ca' Foscari Venezia it_IT
dc.rights © Yasmin Rech, 2020 it_IT
dc.title Children’s comprehension of verbal and adjectival passives: an analysis it_IT
dc.title.alternative Children's comprehension of verbal and adjectival passives: an analysis it_IT
dc.type Master's Degree Thesis it_IT Scienze del linguaggio it_IT Laurea magistrale it_IT Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati it_IT
dc.description.academicyear 2019-2020_Sessione autunnale it_IT
dc.rights.accessrights closedAccess it_IT
dc.thesis.matricno 857860 it_IT
dc.description.note it_IT it_IT it_IT
dc.subject.language TEDESCO it_IT 10000-01-01
dc.provenance.upload Yasmin Rech (, 2020-10-13 it_IT
dc.provenance.plagiarycheck Francesca Volpato (, 2020-10-19 it_IT

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