I am interest in reversal errors in personal pronoun acquisition. My knowledge comes mostly from studies done with English-speaking children, and I was wondering if there is any languages where this effect would not occur or occurs in a fundamentally different way.
Background: Reversal errors
The referent of pronouns shifts with conversation roles. For pronouns a child must realize that she needs to reverse the pronouns in order to communicate correctly. A father will refer
to his daughter as
you and himself as
me, but the daughter must infer that
when she speaks to her father, he becomes
you and she becomes
me. If a child imitates what she hears, she will refer to herself as
you and to everyone else as
me - a reversal error.