Merge-based Theory of Child Language Acquisition
Joseph Galasso
September 2023
 

Citing the most recent terminology expressed within the Minimalist Program ("Phase-based" theory), the two distinct notions of theoretical Merge could be argued as paralleling earlier developmental insights made in 1990 regarding Radford's maturation-based theory of child syntax--viz., that there are two kinds of Merge which appear to correlate closely with interface properties, capturing much of the duality of semantics.
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keywords: merge-based theory of child language, structure-building model, generative grammar, syntax
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