DOI: https://doi.org/10.9744/kata.8.1.17-34

THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEGATIVE CONSTRUCTION IN THE LANGUAGE OF AN INDONESIAN CHILD

Patuan Raja

Abstract


The development of negative construction in the language of an Indonesian child is examined. The data were the male child's utterances recorded for one year, from age 1;6 to 2;6, in a naturalistic parental participant observation. The results of data analysis seem to lead to a confirmation that the linguistic behaviors of language-acquiring children at the same time reflect species-specific, language-specific, and individual-specific processes of language acquisition.

Keywords


language acquisition, negative construction development, universal

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.9744/kata.8.1.17-34



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