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LF and PF


LF and PF
It is the LF ( Logical Form) that presupposes the PF( Phonological Form) not vice versa. in other words any semantic representation is present in the child �s mind before it �s phonetic transcription. I don �t know if this true for second language learning and/ or acquisition. but as far as first language acq  is concerned moroccan children were able to master the meaning of a given LF sentence before it �s PF The F-features are boost-strapped and P-features are mastered only later. Semhi (1999)

5 Mar 2014