A aquisição de passivas eventivas, resultativas e estativas em português europeu: um estudo experimental

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The aim of this work is to describe the acquisition of passive structures, using a grammaticality test, to assess whether children distinguish the three types of passives (eventive, resultative and stative) and their different properties. The results reveal that, at five years old, children do not show significant differences in the judgments of grammaticality assigned to various types of passive, showing chance level performance, contrarily to the performance of six-year-old children. Grammaticality contrasts are not completely understood by children, but we can already notice a statistically significant development in the recognition of the contrast between eventive and stative passives, and resultative and stative passives.
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationTextos Selecionados do XXIX Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística
EditorsAntónio Moreno
Place of PublicationLisboa
PublisherAPL - Associação Portuguesa de Linguística
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-989-97440-3-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventXXIX Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 23 Oct 201325 Oct 2013


ConferenceXXIX Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística


  • Language acquisition
  • Passive structure
  • Eventive, resultative and stative passives
  • Aquisição da linguagem
  • Estrutura passiva
  • Passivas eventivas, resultativas e estativas

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