Classifiers in Child Language
DING Ling-yun (Dept. of Liter., ANU, Wuhu 241000, China)
The paper explores the situation in which children use classifiers, describes its developing process from the aspect of syntax and word meaning. And it points out that Children's acquisition of classifiers is a process of active adjustment, in which inference plays an important role. In addition, the paper discusses the characteristics of this process: single use of the classifiers when collocating with nouns; pen-use of them;and assimilation of them sequentially in a series of sentences with the same pattern.