The Acquisition of Relative Clauses: Processing, Typology and Function
John Benjamins Publishing, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 244 pages
Explaining the acquisition and processing of relative clauses has long challenged psycholinguistics researchers. The current volume presents a collection of chapters that consider the acquisition of relative clauses with a particular focus on function, typology, and language processing. A diverse range of theoretical approaches and languages are bought to bear on the acquisition of this construction type, making the volume unique in its coverage. The volume will appeal to students and scholars whose interest lies in the acquisition and processing of syntax with a particular focus on complex sentences in crosslinguistic and functionalist perspective.
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The acquisition of relative clauses
1 Relative clauses
2 A connectionist account of the acquisition and processing of relative clauses
3 Learning from social interaction
4 Relative clause acquisition in Hebrew and the learning of constructions
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accessibility hierarchy acquisition of relative adults animacy argument Arnon asymmetry Brandt Cantonese child children produce children’s relative clauses Chinese Christiansen clauses in Hebrew Cognitive Cognitive Linguistics complex Comrie connectionist corpus cross-linguistic cues Cusco Quechua developmental Diessel & Tomasello Diessel and Tomasello direct object relative discourse early relative clauses embedded English relative clauses examples factors filler-gap Finnish Finnish-speaking free relatives frequency function grammatical head noun head NP Hebrew Huari inflected input internally headed Journal ofChild Language Kidd Language Acquisition learning lexical Lieven linguistic MacWhinney main clause Mandarin modifying O’Grady object RCs object relative clauses ofthe Ozeki Piia Piia’s predict priming processing of relative pronominal RC acquisition RC structures referent rela relative pronoun relativized Second Language Acquisition semantic sentence Shirai Slobin Somerville MA speech studies subject and object subject RCs subject-gap relatives subject-object suggest syntax thematic role tion Tomasello 2000 transitive typological usage-based verb word order