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Title: New Perspectives on Language Acquisition
Edited By: Bart Hollerbrandse
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This volume focuses on First Language Acquisition and its relation with Linguistic Theory. The volume is a collection of papers presented at the workshop "New Perspectives on Language Acquisition" held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Main issues were topics concerning the early acquisition of syntactic structure, the acquisition of aspectual and pragmatic components of the grammar, the relation between language acquisition and theory of mind. Furthermore, some papers discussing issues concerning binding theory as well as island behavior and their relation with a Formal Feature system were included. CONTENTS: Preface Early Stages of Language Acquisition Binarity and Singularity in Child Grammar Susan Powers Verb-Complement Patterns in Early Catalan Mireia Llin`s i Grau Agreement Mismatches and the Economy of Derivation Sharon Armon-Lottem The Acquisition of Verb Movement in Hebrew Shalom Zuckerman Developing Representations I: Specificity, Aspect, and Theory of Mind The Interaction of Syntax and Pragmatics in the Acquisition of Scrambling Jeanette Schaeffer Specificty, Acquisition of DPs, and the Development of a Theory of Mind Ana T. Pirez-Leroux What Children Know When They know about Viewpoint Aspect: Aspect and Theory of Mind Laura Wagner On learning the Role of Direct Objects for Telicity in Dutch and English Angeliek van Hout Developing Representations II: Tense and Theory of Mind Tense and Discourse in African-American English Michael Walsh Dickey, Valerie Johnson, Thomas Roeper and Harry Seymour On Acquiring the Structural Representations for False Complements Jill de Villiers On Theory of Mind and Sequence of Tense in Dutch Bart Hollebrandse Later Stages in Child Language: Binding and Island behavior Optimality Theory, Child Language and Logical Form Arild Hestvik Reciprocity and Binding in Early Child Grammar Ayumi Matsuo On the Nature of Children's Left-Branch Violations William Snyder, Deborah Chen, Maki Yamane, Laura Conway, and Kazuko Hiramatsu Negative Islands in Language Acquisition Lamya Abdulkarim, Thomas Roeper, and Jill de Villiers Finding Fundamental Operations in Language Acquisition: Formal features as trigger Thomas Roeper

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Academic Press
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