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Peter Svenonius

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Feb 2007
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Sep 2012
This article is about basic word order, morphology, and their relationship to movement. It explores some cross-linguistically pervasive word-order tendencies in which the hierarchical ... More

A-Bar Dependencies  

Norvin Richards

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
The earliest work in minimalism was primarily concerned with A-movement and its effects. Still, the mechanisms proposed in this work and in its sequels have had profound implications for ... More

A-Movement in Language Development  

Misha Becker and Susannah Kirby

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Jul 2016
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Nov 2016
This chapter provides an overview of the literature on children’s acquisition of constructions involving A(rgument)-movement: passive, unaccusative verbs, raising-to-subject, and ... More

Abstract Phrasal and Clausal Constructions  

Thomas Hoffmann

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Apr 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter examines abstract phrasal and clausal constructions, the most complex and schematic end of the constructicon cline. It outlines how constructionist approaches can describe and model even ... More

Accessing Words from the Mental Lexicon  

Niels O. Schiller and Rinus G. Verdonschot

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Jun 2015
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Aug 2014
This chapter describes how speakers access words from the mental lexicon. Lexical access is a crucial component in the process of transforming thoughts into speech. Some theories consider ... More

Accommodation  

David Beaver and Henk Zeevat

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Feb 2007
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Sep 2012
This article explores the complex and intricate problem of accommodation, which sits right at the linguistic interface between semantics and pragmatics. Accommodation is an inferential ... More

Acquiring Possessives  

Theo Marinis

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Jul 2016
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Nov 2016
The concepts of possession and ownership are among the first to be expressed by children when they start acquiring language. This chapter starts with an overview of the properties of ... More

The Acquisition of Binding and Coreference  

Sergio Baauw

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Jul 2016
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Nov 2016
In this chapter the acquisition of pronouns and reflexives is discussed. It reviews several accounts of the so-called Delay of Principle B Effect, the absence of this effect in some ... More

The Acquisition of Case  

Sonja Eisenbeiss, Bhuvana Narasimhan, and Maria Voeikova

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2012
Case is one of the most heterogeneous nominal morphological categories: the number of case forms in morphological paradigms, the syntactic and semantic functions of case, and the set of ... More

Acquisition of Comparatives and Degree Constructions  

Kristen Syrett

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Jul 2016
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Nov 2016
This chapter looks at the acquisition of comparatives from formal, theoretical, and cross-linguistic perspectives. It begins by reviewing children’s aberrations from adults in the form of ... More

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