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Aguert, Marc; Le Vallois, Coralie; Martel, Karine; Laval, Virginie – Journal of Child Language, 2018
Hyperbole supports irony comprehension in adults by heightening the contrast between what is said and the actual situation. Because young children do not perceive the communication situation as a whole, but rather give precedence to either the utterance or the context, we predicted that hyperbole would reduce irony comprehension in six-year-olds…
Descriptors: Child Language, Language Acquisition, Language Processing, Figurative Language
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Che, Elizabeth S.; Brooks, Patricia J.; Alarcon, Maria F.; Yannaco, Francis D.; Donnelly, Seamus – Journal of Child Language, 2018
When engaged in conversation, both parents and children tend to re-use words that their partner has just said. This study explored whether proportions of maternal and/or child utterances that overlapped in content with what their partner had just said contributed to growth in mean length of utterance (MLU), developmental sentence score, and…
Descriptors: Child Language, Language Acquisition, Computational Linguistics, Databases
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Tieu, Lyn; Romoli, Jacopo; Poortman, Eva; Winter, Yoad; Crain, Stephen – Journal of Child Language, 2018
Previous developmental studies of conjunction have focused on the syntax of phrasal and sentential coordination (Lust, 1977; de Villiers, Tager-Flusberg & Hakuta, 1977; Bloom, Lahey, Hood, Lifter & Fiess, 1980, among others). The present study examined the flexibility of children's interpretation of conjunction. Specifically, when two…
Descriptors: Child Language, Form Classes (Languages), Preschool Children, Syntax
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Szendroi, Kriszta; Bernard, Carline; Berger, Frauke; Gervain, Judit; Hohle, Barbara – Journal of Child Language, 2018
Previous research on young children's knowledge of prosodic focus marking has revealed an apparent paradox, with comprehension appearing to lag behind production. Comprehension of prosodic focus is difficult to study experimentally due to its subtle and ambiguous contribution to pragmatic meaning. We designed a novel comprehension task, which…
Descriptors: Child Language, Young Children, Suprasegmentals, French
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Bonifacci, Paola; Barbieri, Margherita; Tomassini, Marta; Roch, Maja – Journal of Child Language, 2018
The aim of this study was to compare linguistic and narrative skills of monolingual and bilingual preschoolers and to estimate linguistic predictors of the macro-structural level of narratives. A battery of linguistic measures in Italian was administered to sixty-four Monolinguals and sixty-four Early Bilinguals; it included Vocabulary,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Language Skills, Monolingualism, Bilingualism
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Chan, Angel; Yang, Wenchun; Chang, Franklin; Kidd, Evan – Journal of Child Language, 2018
We report on an eye-tracking study that investigated four-year-old Cantonese-speaking children's online processing of subject and object relative clauses (RCs). Children's eye-movements were recorded as they listened to RC structures identifying a unique referent (e.g. "Can you pick up the horse that pushed the pig?"). Two RC types,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Sino Tibetan Languages, Reading Processes, Language Processing
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Bentea, Anamaria; Durrleman, Stephanie – Journal of Child Language, 2018
Two studies assess French-speaking children's comprehension of object filler-gap dependencies, with the goal of investigating whether the degree of specificity/set-restriction of the fronted object or the intervening subject modulates comprehension. We tease apart the predictions of various accounts attributing children's difficulties to (i)…
Descriptors: French, Child Language, Language Acquisition, Language Processing
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Chin, Iris; Goodwin, Matthew S.; Vosoughi, Soroush; Roy, Deb; Naigles, Letitia R. – Journal of Child Language, 2018
Studies investigating the development of tense/aspect in children with developmental disorders have focused on production frequency and/or relied on short spontaneous speech samples. How children with developmental disorders use future forms/constructions is also unknown. The current study expands this literature by examining frequency,…
Descriptors: Child Development, Morphemes, Language Acquisition, Language Usage
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Ates, Beyza S.; Küntay, Aylin C. – Journal of Child Language, 2018
This paper examines the way children younger than two use non-verbal devices (i.e., deictic gestures and communicative functional acts) and pay attention to discourse status (i.e., prior mention vs. newness) of referents in interactions with caregivers. Data based on semi-naturalistic interactions with caregivers of four children, at ages 1;00,…
Descriptors: Turkish, Child Language, Language Acquisition, Nonverbal Communication
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Goodrich, J. Marc; Lonigan, Christopher J. – Journal of Child Language, 2018
This study evaluated the development of vocabulary knowledge over the course of two academic years, beginning in preschool, in a large sample (N = 944) of language-minority children using scores from single-language vocabulary assessments and conceptual scores. Results indicated that although children began the study with higher raw scores for…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development
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Deng, Xiangjun; Yip, Virginia – Journal of Child Language, 2018
This study investigates Mandarin-speaking children's knowledge of event semantics in interpreting spatial modifiers with "zai" 'at' after a posture verb or before a placement verb. The event-semantic principles investigated include subevent modification (Parsons, 1990) and aspect shift (Fong, 1997). We conducted an experimental study…
Descriptors: Semantics, Mandarin Chinese, Verbs, Phrase Structure
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Haendler, Yair; Adani, Flavia – Journal of Child Language, 2018
Previous studies have found that Hebrew-speaking children accurately comprehend object relatives (OR) with an embedded non-referential arbitrary subject pronoun (ASP). The facilitation of ORs with embedded pronouns is expected both from a discourse-pragmatics perspective and within a syntax-based locality approach. However, the specific effect of…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Child Language, Form Classes (Languages), Comprehension
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Álvarez-Cañizo, Marta; Suárez-Coalla, Paz; Cuetos, Fernando – Journal of Child Language, 2018
Several studies have found that, after repeated exposure to new words, children form orthographic representations that allow them to read those words faster and more fluently. However, these studies did not take into account variables related to the words. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of sublexical variables on the…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Spanish, Graphemes, Syllables
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Mitrofanova, Natalia; Westergaard, Marit – Journal of Child Language, 2018
This paper focuses on the acquisition of locative prepositional phrases in L1 Norwegian. We report on two production experiments with children acquiring Norwegian as their first language and compare the results to similar experiments conducted with Russian children. The results of the experiments show that Norwegian children at age 2 regularly…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Norwegian, Grammar, Form Classes (Languages)
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Dave, Shruti; Mastergeorge, Ann M.; Olswang, Lesley B. – Journal of Child Language, 2018
Responsive parental communication during an infant's first year has been positively associated with later language outcomes. This study explores responsivity in mother-infant communication by modeling how change in guiding language between 7 and 11 months influences toddler vocabulary development. In a group of 32 mother-child dyads, change in…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Parent Child Relationship, Toddlers, Longitudinal Studies
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