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Academic Paper


Title: Asymmetry in children's comprehension of raising
Author: JINSUN CHOE
Author: WILLIAM O'GRADY
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonetics
Abstract: This paper investigates English-speaking children's acquisition of raising constructions (e.g. John seems to Mary to be happy) and finds an asymmetric effect of NP type on their comprehension: an improvement in performance is observed when a lexical NP is raised across a pronominal experiencer (e.g. John seems to her to be happy) compared to when a pronoun is raised across a lexical NP experiencer (e.g. He seems to Mary to be happy). These results are consistent with a processing-based approach to intervention effects, which reduces children's difficulty with raising to a performance limitation, rather than a grammatical deficit.

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This article appears IN Journal of Child Language Vol. 44, Issue 3, which you can READ on Cambridge's site .

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