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ERIC Number: EJ1140179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
Asymmetry in Children's Comprehension of Raising
Choe, Jinsun; O'Grady, William
Journal of Child Language, v44 n3 p752-765 May 2017
This paper investigates English-speaking children's acquisition of raising constructions (e.g. "John seems to Mary to be happy") and fnds 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 diffculty with raising to a performance limitation, rather than a grammatical defcit
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: BCS1227232