ERIC Number: EJ578082
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Sensitivity to Discontinuous Dependencies in Language Learners: Evidence for Limitations in Processing Space.
Santelmann, Lynn M.; Jusczyk, Peter W.
Cognition, v69 n2 p105-34 Dec 1998
Five experiments examined 15- and 18-month olds' sensitivity to morphosyntactic dependencies. Results indicated that 18-month olds, but not 15-month olds, were sensitive to basic relationship between "is" and "-ing" and that 18-month-olds could track relationships between functor morphemes. Findings were consistent with hypothesis that 18-month olds work with a limited processing window and that they pick up relevant dependencies falling within this window. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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