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The acquisition of answers to yes – no questions in European Portuguese: syntactic, discourse and pragmatic factors

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Ana Lúcia Santos

Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, PT
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Abstract

This paper (i) describes the patterns of answers to yes-no questions in European Portuguese; (ii) presents data illustrating the acquisition of these patterns; (iii) argues that the acquisition of patterns of answer to yes-no questions in European Portuguese provides evidence for two types of modularity in the acquisition process: modularity of syntax, discourse and pragmatics and modularity within the computational system.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jpl.36
How to Cite: Santos, A. L. (2003). The acquisition of answers to yes – no questions in European Portuguese: syntactic, discourse and pragmatic factors . Journal of Portuguese Linguistics , 2 ( 1 ) , 61–91 . DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jpl.36
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Published on 30 Jun 2003.
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