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Literatura y lingüística

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BENOIT RIOS, Claudine. FRESHMEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN AND THEIR ORAL SPEECH VERB TENSES. Lit. lingüíst. [online]. 2013, n.28, pp.169-191. ISSN 0716-5811.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-58112013000200010.

The following research deals with verbs tenses that a group of children has used and the ways the use of verbs is justified for their linguistic development. The hypothesis is based on the fact that children mainly use simple present and simple past verb tenses in their language exchange; and the fact that there should be a lack of future tense for communication in the group of study (Gili Gaya, 2000; Sánchez et al., 2010). The participants were gathered from a lower social group of children. They were separated by age groups. The first group is 4-6 to 4-11 years old and the second is 6,6 to 7 years old. The results support our hypothesis since group A (lower age group) showed higher use of present tense regarding oral production. On the contrary, group B (higher age group) used past tense when describing the tale story. The future tense and phrasal verbs were both barely used by subjects.

Keywords : language development; morphology; language exchange; verbs.

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