Acquisition of object and quantitative pronouns in Dutch:
Kinderen wassen 'hem' voordat ze 'er' twee meenemen
Veenstra, A., Berends, S., & Van Hout, A.
Acquisition of object and quantitative pronouns in Dutch: Kinderen wassen 'hem' voordat ze 'er' twee meenemen. Groninger Arbeiten zur Germanistischen Linguistik, 51
Despite a large literature on Dutch children’s pronoun interpretation, relatively little
is known about their production. In this study we elicited pronouns in two syntactic
environments: object pronouns and quantitative er (Q-er). The goal was to see how
different types of pronouns develop, in particular, whether acquisition depends on
their different syntactic properties. Our Dutch data add another type of language to
the acquisition literature on object clitics in the Romance languages. Moreover, we
present another angle on this discussion by comparing object pronouns and Q-er.