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ACQUISITION PLURILINGUE CHEZ UN JEUNE ENFANT DE VÉNÉTIE : ÉTUDE DE LA FRÉQUENCE D'USAGE DES LANGUES ET DES INDICES PRAGMATIQUES LORS DES INTERACTIONS FAMILIALES

Abstract : This thesis examines Francesco's language development between the ages of 17 and 30 months. The child lives in Veneto, on of Italy's north eastern regions, where Italian and dialect varieties are spoken on a daily basis. We study the regularities underpinning the child's code choices and those characterising the production in his direct and indirect input. The various productions were analysed in two interaction types: dy-triadic exchanges between the child and his parents (15h07 were taped, resulting in 6.430 speech turns transcribed) and multiparty interactions between the child and his extended family members (19h50 were recorded, resulting in 12.084 speech turns). Adopting a usage-based approach (Tomasello, 2003) and the unified competition model (MacWhinney, 2005), we investigate the acquisition processes underlying code choice in a variable environment. Three aspects characterize this study: 1/ the data collection took place in a situation where the languages are spoken along a continuum of varieties, hence the child has to learn to use the language resources available in her environment in an appropriate manner to the various contexts of usage, 2/ the diversity of the interactions allows for a better understanding of the different learning processes steering acquisition (statistical and pragmatic); 3/ our results show positive effects of the indirect input and pragmatics on the transmission of minority varieties present in the production and direct input. An interdisciplinary approach will shed light on these three aspects, bringing together dialectology, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics.
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Anna Ghimenton. ACQUISITION PLURILINGUE CHEZ UN JEUNE ENFANT DE VÉNÉTIE : ÉTUDE DE LA FRÉQUENCE D'USAGE DES LANGUES ET DES INDICES PRAGMATIQUES LORS DES INTERACTIONS FAMILIALES. Linguistique. Université Stendhal - Grenoble III, 2008. Français. ⟨tel-00466372v2⟩

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