Reili Argus

List of John Benjamins publications for which Reili Argus plays a role.



Argus, Reili 2021 Chapter 9. Acquisition of noun and verb derivation in EstonianThe Acquisition of Derivational Morphology: A cross-linguistic perspective, Mattes, Veronika, Sabine Sommer-Lolei, Katharina Korecky-Kröll and Wolfgang U. Dressler (eds.), pp. 217–236 | Chapter
The aim of the study is to describe the acquisition of derivation in Estonian. The analysis is based on recorded spontaneous speech of three Estonian children between the ages of 1;3 and 3;1. The role of productivity, transparency, semantics and frequency of suffixes and patterns, as well as the… read more
The paper examines how children quote their parents’ utterances. In other words, it investigates linguistic recycling as an aspect of language learning and how the child-directed speech (CDS) of adults influences child speech (CS). This topic is examined especially in the light of research made… read more
Tamm, Anne, Reili Argus and Kadri Suurmäe 2018 Chapter 6. Uralic perspectives on experimental evidence for evidentials: Early interpretation of the Estonian evidential morphemeEvidence for Evidentiality, Foolen, Ad, Helen de Hoop and Gijs Mulder (eds.), pp. 145–172 | Chapter
The chapter gives an overview on evidentiality in the Uralic languages. It then focuses on a behavioral experiment testing the processing of Estonian evidentials by four- and six-year-old children. The predominantly agglutinative Estonian, a Uralic language spoken in Europe, has an evidential… read more
Argus, Reili 2017 Chapter 7. Acquisition of noun compounds in EstonianNominal Compound Acquisition, Dressler, Wolfgang U., F. Nihan Ketrez and Marianne Kilani-Schoch (eds.), pp. 165–189 | Chapter
The main objective of the chapter is to identify the relevant factors in the acquisition of Estonian noun compounds on the basis of a corpus study of three monolingual Estonian children between 1;3 and 3;1. The results indicate that Estonian children acquire nominal compounds early, starting with… read more