ERIC Number: EJ937982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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How Do Children Become Adult Sentence Producers?
McKee, Cecile; Rispoli, Matt; McDaniel, Dana; Garrett, Merrill
Applied Psycholinguistics, v27 n1 p74-81 2006
We join other responders in thanking Clahsen and Felser (CF) for pulling together these observations about the development of language processing. We are especially impressed by the generality and inclusiveness of CF's treatment of development in L1 and L2. Because most of their specifics concerned comprehension processes, our contribution will emphasize the added value of an appeal to production processes. In particular, we will articulate the value of applying existing production models to developmental phenomena. Language development can be interpreted in revealing ways through the lens of adult sentence production models. These models specify how lexical, syntactic, morphological, and phonological knowledge are integrated in real time as we produce sentences. They are performance models, but they go well beyond general measures of working memory and general notions of limited capacity and resources.
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Language Processing, Sentences, Language Acquisition, Observation, Models, Comprehension, Adults, Children
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