Acquisition of polarity items in Czech children

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Authors

ŠAFRATOVÁ Iveta KURFÜRSTOVÁ Petra DOLEŽÍ Linda

Year of publication 2019
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Language Centre

Citation
Description We deal with the acquisition of polarity items "i" and "ani" in utterances of Czech children. These items frequently function as conjunctions and particles in Czech language. we treat them as focus/scalar particles. These particles are specific for their sensitivity to probability. The aim was to find out whether children at primary school (junior school age) have already acquired these items and whether they are able to connect them correctly with alternatives on the scale of probability. The research was conducted with children from the second and the fourth grade at primary school.