Les reformulations matricielles lacunaires des enfants

Abstract : This paper aims to correlate a general theory of language within the framework of Lexicon-Grammar and defining analytic matrixes (Zellig S. Harris, Maurice Gross & Amr Ibrahim) with a general theory of first language acquisition (Claire Martinot); drawing on two notions : definition and reformulation. The data come from two experiments with two groups of respectively 5 and 4 children, all 5 to 11 years old. The study shows that definition and reformulation, when used by speakers to reconstruct meaning, only incompletely select and combine units that had been predicted by the defining analytic matrixes postulated by the authors. Thus, it is the fundamentally incomplete aspect of defining reformulations that minutely determines the construction of meaning.
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Claire Martinot, Amr Helmy Ibrahim. Les reformulations matricielles lacunaires des enfants. Travaux de Linguistique : Revue Internationale de Linguistique Française, De Boeck Université, 2004, pp.21-40. ⟨halshs-00128850⟩



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