Pronoun Production Order in a Gender-Neutral Language: A Single Case Study of a Typically Developing Indonesian Child

Bernard A. J. Jap


Research in children with normal language development has shown that there is a certain order in the production and learning of pronominal forms. To one’s knowledge, there has yet to be a study on the pronoun development of Indonesian speaking children whose native language do not distinguish
between the nominative-accusative form (e.g. in English, I/me – Indonesian, saya/saya) and at the same time being gender neutral (e.g. in English, he/she – Indonesian, dia/dia). The present study follows the personal pronoun development of a (Jakarta) Indonesian-speaking child from 24 months to 46 months of age.


pronoun development; normal child language; early language development; Indonesian language


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