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Pearl, Lisa; Sprouse, Jon – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2013
The induction problems facing language learners have played a central role in debates about the types of learning biases that exist in the human brain. Many linguists have argued that some of the learning biases necessary to solve these language induction problems must be both innate and language-specific (i.e., the Universal Grammar (UG)…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Syntax, Brain, Learning Strategies
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Unsworth, Sharon – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2013
This study compares the development of three different types of bilingual/second language children in their acquisition of gender-marking on adjectives in Dutch to investigate whether there is evidence for age-of-onset effects in early childhood as proposed by Meisel (2009). The three groups of children are: simultaneous bilingual children,…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, Monolingualism
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Perovic, Alexandra; Modyanova, Nadya; Wexler, Ken – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2013
This study investigates whether distinct neurodevelopmental disorders show distinct patterns of impairments in particular grammatical abilities and the relation of those grammatical patterns to general language delays and intellectual disabilities. We studied two disorders (autism and Williams syndrome [WS]) and two distinct properties (Principle…
Descriptors: Grammar, Autism, Language Impairments, Genetic Disorders
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Montrul, Silvina; Sanchez-Walker, Noelia – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2013
We report the results of two studies that investigate the factors contributing to non-native-like ability in child and adult heritage speakers by focusing on oral production of Differential Object Marking (DOM), the overt morphological marking of animate direct objects in Spanish. In study 1, 39 school-age bilingual children (ages 6-17) from the…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Lichtman, Karen – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2013
Conventional wisdom holds that children learn languages implicitly whereas older learners learn languages explicitly, and some have claimed that after puberty only explicit language learning is possible. However, older learners often receive more explicit instruction than child L2 learners, which may affect their learning strategies. This study…
Descriptors: Puberty, Grammar, Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning
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Marinis, Theodoros; Saddy, Douglas – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2013
Twenty-five monolingual (L1) children with specific language impairment (SLI), 32 sequential bilingual (L2) children, and 29 L1 controls completed the Test of Active & Passive Sentences-Revised (van der Lely 1996) and the Self-Paced Listening Task with Picture Verification for actives and passives (Marinis 2007). These revealed important…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Language Impairments, Bilingualism, Monolingualism
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Heycock, Caroline; Sorace, Antonella; Hansen, Zakaris Svabo; Wilson, Frances – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2013
Faroese is at the tail end of a change from an Icelandic-type syntax in which V-to-T is obligatory to a Danish-type system in which this movement is impossible. While the older word order is very rarely produced by adult Faroese speakers, there is evidence that this order is still marginally present in the adult grammar and thus only dispreferred,…
Descriptors: Syntax, Language Variation, Word Order, Indo European Languages
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Sakas, William Gregory; Fodor, Janet Dean – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2012
We present data from an artificial language domain that suggest new contributions to the theory of syntactic triggers. Whether a learning algorithm is capable of matching the achievements of child learners depends in part on how much parametric ambiguity there is in the input. For practical reasons this cannot be established for the domain of all…
Descriptors: Ambiguity (Semantics), Artificial Languages, Language Acquisition, Linguistic Theory
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Sugisaki, Koji – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2012
In natural languages, the mapping from surface form to meaning is often quite complex, and hence the acquisition of the phenomena at the boundary between syntax and semantics has been one of the central issues in current acquisition research. This study addresses the issue of whether children have adult-like knowledge of LF "wh"-movement and its…
Descriptors: Syntax, Semantics, Japanese, Preschool Children
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Schneider-Zioga, Patricia – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2012
Developmental dyslexia is believed to involve a phonological deficit of which the exact properties have not been clearly established. This article presents the findings of a longitudinal case study that suggest that, at least for some people with dyslexia, the fundamental problem involves a disturbance of temporal-spatial ordering abilities. A…
Descriptors: Syllables, Dyslexia, Phonology, Case Studies
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Kim, Soyoung – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2012
In order to interpret a sentence, hearers must often access information that is not explicitly stated, drawing on pragmatic knowledge and/or the discourse context. A problem with previous work on the acquisition of English focus particles such as "only," "also," "even," etc. is that it has often ignored such factors. Using a context-based…
Descriptors: Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Language Acquisition
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Dominguez, Laura; Hicks, Glyn; Song, Hee-Jeong – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2012
This study offers a Minimalist analysis of the L2 acquisition of binding properties whereby cross-linguistic differences arise from the interaction of anaphoric feature specifications and operations of the computational system (Reuland 2001, 2011; Hicks 2009). This analysis attributes difficulties in the L2 acquisition of locality and orientation…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Transfer of Training, Computational Linguistics, English (Second Language)
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Pirvulescu, Mihaela; Hill, Virginia – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2012
In French, the acquisition of object clitics seems delayed, and omissions are documented. In this article, we look at the experimental paradigm traditionally used to elicit object clitics and propose a new elicitation procedure that is closer to how clitics are produced in spontaneous production. We show that under the proposed new experiment, the…
Descriptors: French, Language Acquisition, Child Language, Task Analysis
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Tessier, Anne-Michelle – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2012
This article provides experimental evidence for the claim in Hayes (2004) and McCarthy (1998) that language learners are biased to assume that morphological paradigms should be phonologically-uniform--that is, that derived words should retain all the phonological properties of their bases. The evidence comes from an artificial language…
Descriptors: Test Items, Phonemes, Phonology, Artificial Languages
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Miller, Karen L.; Schmitt, Cristina – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2012
The present article examines the effect of variable input on the acquisition of plural morphology in two varieties of Spanish: Chilean Spanish, where the plural marker is sometimes omitted due to a phonological process of syllable final /s/ lenition, and Mexican Spanish (of Mexico City), with no such lenition process. The goal of the study is to…
Descriptors: Nouns, Morphology (Languages), Foreign Countries, Spanish Speaking
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