Transparence and ease of acquisition

Fri Apr 18 04:42:37 UTC 1997

Dear colleagues,

I am looking for published studies which document a relationship between
functional transparence and ease of acquisition.  By transparence, I mean
the degree to which structures have readily interpretable structures.
(E.g. some case marking systems are functionally more opaque than others
and might perhaps be acquired more slowly).

Suggestions of things I can follow up are very welcome.

Mark Durie

From:  Mark Durie
       Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
       University of Melbourne
       Parkville 3052

       Hm  (03) 9380-5247
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