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Name: Lynn  M. Santelmann
Institution: Portland State University
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State and/or Country: OR
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Selected Publications: Santelmann, L. (in press). The power of crosslinguistic analysis: A tool for developing explanatory models of human language. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22(6).
Santelmann, L. (1999) The Acquisition of Verb Movement and Specifiers in Child Swedish. In Adger, D., Pintzuk, S., Plunkett, B. & Tsoulas, G. (eds). Specifiers: Minimalist Approaches. (pp. 271-299). Oxford University Press.
Santelmann, L., Sussman, J. & Chapman, K. (1999) ''Discrimination and identification of middorsum palatal stops.'' Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal, 36(3):233-42.
Santelmann, L. & Jusczyk, P. (1998) Sensitivity to Discontinuous Dependencies in Language Learners: Evidence for Processing Limitations. Cognition, 69: 105-134.
Santelmann, L. (1998). The Acquisition of Definite Determiners in Child Swedish. In the Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Boston University Conference on Child Language Development, Cascadilla Press.
Santelmann, L. (1997) Wh-question formation in early Swedish: an argument for continuity, CP and operators. in Yamakoshi, Someshakar, Blume & Foley, eds. Cornell Working Papers in Linguistics.
Santelmann, L. (1993) The Distribution of Double Determiners in Swedish: Den support in Do. Studia Linguistica 47(2), 155-176.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Annual Review of Language Acquisition Volume 1 (2001)
 Annual Review of Language Acquisition Volume 1 (2001)
 Annual Review of Language Acquisition
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Annual Review of Language Acquisition
Courses Taught: First Language Acquisition
Childhood Second Language Acquisition
Introduction to Linguistics
Dissertation Abstract: The Acquisition of Verb Second Grammar in Child Swedish: Continuity of Universal Grammar in Wh-questions, topicalization and verb raising

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