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Janke, Vikki – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2018
The reference of understood subjects (ecs) in complement control (John persuaded Peter[subscript i] ec[subscript i] to read the book) and temporal adjunct control (John[subscript i] tapped Peter while ec[subscript i] reading the book) has long been described as restricted to the object and subject of the main clause respectively. These…
Descriptors: Grammar, Pictorial Stimuli, Comprehension, Children
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Jaensch, Carol; Heyer, Vera; Gordon, Peter; Clahsen, Harald – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2014
Morphological systems are constrained in how they interact with each other. One case that has been widely studied in the psycholinguistic literature is the avoidance of plurals inside compounds (e.g. *"rats eater" vs. "rat eater") in English and other languages, the so-called "plurals-in-compounds effect." Several…
Descriptors: Morphemes, Morphology (Languages), Psycholinguistics, Semantics