Comparative studies of variation in the use of grammatical gender in the Danish and Dutch DP in the spontaneous speech of youngsters: free versus bound morphemes. 11.55

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This talk reports on a cross-linguistic comparison of how grammatical gender of the (in)definite determiner is used in various versions of spontaneous speech data produced by monolingual and bilingual Dutch and Danish teenagers. Where Danish monolinguals hardly
have any variation, Danish bilinguals do so but only in some expressions of gender of the (in)definite determiner. Dutch monolinguals, in contrast, overuse common gender of the definite determiner compared to the standard until the age of thirteen, bilinguals until adulthood. Our prediction that both monolingual and bilingual Danish youngsters will have less and more restricted variation in grammatical gender due to more (and different) morphological input cues for gender in Danish than in Dutch is borne out.
Period13 Jan 2017
Event titleWorkshop Cross-linguistic influence in bilingualism
Event typeWorkshop
LocationAmsterdamShow on map