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Research Outputs 1991 2019

2019

Subject–aux inversion in children with SLI

Rombough, K. & Thornton, R., Aug 2019, In : Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 48, 4, p. 921-946 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Language
language
Control Groups
Group
Inversion

The interpretation of disjunction in VP ellipsis in Mandarin Chinese

Gao, N., Thornton, R., Zhou, P. & Crain, S., Apr 2019, Three streams of generative language acquisition research. Ionin, T. & Rispoli, M. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing, p. 107-124 18 p. (Language Acquisition and Language Disorders; vol. 63).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access
interpretation
Linguistics
speaking
Group
linguistics

When OR is conjunctive in child Mandarin

Huang, D., Thornton, R. & Crain, S., Apr 2019, Three streams of generative language acquisition research. Ionin, T. & Rispoli, M. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing, p. 125-142 18 p. (Language Acquisition and Language Disorders; vol. 63).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Licensure
value judgement
interpretation
license
2018

An introduction to language

Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., Hyams, N., Amberber, M., Cox, F. & Thornton, R., 2018, 9th ed. South Melbourne, Vic.: Cengage Learning. 610 p.

Research output: Book/ReportTextbookResearch

language
student
learning objective
phonetics
syntax

Children’s interpretation of disjunction in negative sentences: a comparison of Turkish and German

Geçkin, V., Thornton, R. & Crain, S., 3 Apr 2018, In : Language Acquisition. 25, 2, p. 197-212 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

interpretation
speaking
animal
language
Eat

Cleft sentences and reconstruction in child language

Thornton, R., Kiguchi, H. & D'Onofrio, E., Jun 2018, In : Language. 94, 2, p. 405-431 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

reconstruction
language
linguistics
value judgement
interpretation

Differences in scope assignments for children and adult speakers of Mandarin

Gao, N., Thornton, R., Zhou, P. & Crain, S., Dec 2018, In : Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 47, 6, p. 1219–1241 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

speaking
reconstruction
value judgement
syntax
Assignment

Elicited production of past tense affirmative and negative sentences in young children

Thornton, R., D'Onofrio, E. & Rombough, K., May 2018, BUCLD 42: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Bertolini, A. B. & Kaplan, M. J. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, Vol. 2. p. 764-776 14 p. (BUCLD Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Negative questions in children with specific language impairment

Thornton, R., Rombough, K., Martin, J. & Orton, L., May 2018, BUCLD 42: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Bertolini, A. B. & Kaplan, M. J. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, Vol. 2. p. 777-789 13 p. (BUCLD Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Probing morphological, syntactic and pragmatic knowledge through answers to wh-questions in children with SLI

Rombough, K. & Thornton, R., 4 Mar 2018, In : International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 20, 2, p. 284-294 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Language
Specific Language Impairment
Wh-questions
Syntax
Child Language

The linguistic constraint on contraction in children with SLI

Rombough, K. & Thornton, R., 1 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Communication Disorders. 75, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Linguistics
Language
linguistics
language
grammar

Unravelling the cognition of coding in 3-to-6-year olds: the development of an assessment tool and the relation between coding ability and cognitive compiling of syntax in natural language

Marinus, E., Powell, Z., Thornton, R., McArthur, G. & Crain, S., Aug 2018, ICER 2018: Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research. New York, NY: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 133-141 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Open Access
syntax
coding
cognition
ability
language

What inferences do Mandarin-speaking children make in negative sentences?

Huang, H., Thornton, R. & Crain, S., 2018, Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Bertolini, A. B. & Kaplan, M. J. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, Vol. 1. p. 345-358 14 p. (Proceedings of the Boston University Conference on Language Development).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2017

C-command in the grammars of children with high functioning autism

Khetrapal, N. & Thornton, R., 28 Mar 2017, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 8, p. 1-15 15 p., 402.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Autistic Disorder
Linguistics
Sleep
Research Personnel
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Language acquisition from a biolinguistic perspective

Crain, S., Koring, L. & Thornton, R., Oct 2017, In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 81, Part B, p. 120-149 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Child Language
Language

The 3SGS morpheme in child and adult English: a formal analysis

Lohndal, T. & Thornton, R., 2017, Elements of comparative syntax: theory and description. Aboh, E. O., Haeberli, E., Puskás, G. & Schönenberger, M. (eds.). Boston: De Gruyter, p. 499–528 30 p. (Studies in generative grammar; vol. 127).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

2016

Acquisition of questions

Thornton, R., 2016, The Oxford handbook of developmental linguistics. Lidz, J., Snyder, W. & Pater, J. (eds.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, p. 310-340 31 p. (Oxford handbooks in linguistics).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Acquisition of scope relations by Turkish-English bilingual children

Geckin, V., Crain, S. & Thornton, R., 2016, The acquisition of Turkish in childhood. Haznedar, B. & Ketrez, F. N. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, p. 119-150 32 p. (Trends in language acquisition research; no. 20).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

language
semantics
interpretation
evidence

Children's acquisition of syntactic knowledge

Thornton, R., Dec 2016, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Aronoff, M. (ed.). Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference bookResearchpeer-review

language
syntax
knowledge of languages
grammar
language behavior

Connectivity Effects in Pseudoclefts in Child Language

Kiguchi, H. & Thornton, R., 1 Apr 2016, In : Studia Linguistica. 70, 1, p. 34-65 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

interpretation
language
syntax
value judgement
speaking

Negative sentences in children with specific language impairment

Thornton, R., Rombough, K., Martin, J. & Orton, L., 1 Jun 2016, In : First Language. 36, 3, p. 228-264 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

language
Specific Language Impairment
grammar
speaking
Group

The interpretation of logical connectives in Turkish

Geçkin, V., Crain, S. & Thornton, R., 1 Jul 2016, In : Journal of Child Language. 43, 4, p. 784-810 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

interpretation
speaking
Language
Logical Connectives
language

Two negations for the price of one

Thornton, R., Notley, A., Moscati, V. & Crain, S., 2016, In : Glossa. 1, 1, p. 1-30 30 p., 45.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Negation
Negative Concord
Double Negation
Language
Standard English

‘Language of the past’: exploring past tense disruption during autobiographical narration in neurodegenerative disorders

Irish, M., Kamminga, J., Addis, D. R., Crain, S., Thornton, R., Hodges, J. R. & Piguet, O., Sep 2016, In : Journal of neuropsychology. 10, 2, p. 295-316 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Narration
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Language
Episodic Memory
Temporal Lobe
2015

3rd year grammar

Thornton, R. & Crain, S., 2015, 50 years later: reflections on Chomsky's aspects. Gallego, Á. J. & Ott, D. (eds.). Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, p. 71-83 13 p. (MIT Working Papers in Linguistics; vol. 77).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contributionResearch

An introduction to language

Thornton, R., Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., Hyams, N., Amberber, M. & Cox, F., 2015, 8th ed. Melbourne: Cengage Learning. 569 p.

Research output: Book/ReportTextbookResearchpeer-review

First language acquisition, linguistic theory of

Thornton, R., 2015, International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences. Wright, J. D. (ed.). 2nd ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, Vol. 9. p. 206-211 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Linguistic Theory
First Language Acquisition
Language
Universal Grammar
Theory of Language

Pu tong yu fa tan jiu: ju fa he yu yi huo de shi yan zhi nan

Crain, S., Thornton, R. & Li, R. Y. (Translator), 2015, China: The Commercial Press. 556 p. (Translation series of linguistics abroad)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

Syntax

Thornton, R., 2015, Introduction to speech, language and literacy. McLeod, S. & McCormack, J. (eds.). South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press, p. 266-302 37 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

The Syntax-PF Interface in Children's Negative Sentences

Thornton, R. & Rombough, K., 3 Apr 2015, In : Language Acquisition. 22, 2, p. 132-157 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

syntax
Syntax
grammar
Negation
Main Verb
2014

Children’s knowledge of double negative structures in Mandarin Chinese

Zhou, P., Crain, S. & Thornton, R., 23 Oct 2014, In : Journal of East Asian Linguistics. 23, 4, p. 333-359 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

preschool child
artifact
Mandarin Chinese
Double Negatives
Double Negation

Lexical aspect and the use of negation by Mandarin-speaking children

Zhou, P., Crain, S. & Thornton, R., 2014, Selected Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA 2012). Chu, C-Y., Coughlin, C. E., Prego, B. L., Minai, U. & Tremblay, A. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project, p. 150-156 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Negation
Lexical Aspect
Verbs
Accomplishment
Mandarin Chinese

Theories of language acquisition

Crain, S. & Thornton, R., 2014, Encyclopedia of educational theory and philosophy. Phillips, D. C. (ed.). Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, Vol. 2. p. 461-465 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference bookResearchpeer-review

2013

Assessment of complement clauses: A comparison between elicitation tasks and language sample data

Steel, G., Rose, M., Eadie, P. & Thornton, R., Jun 2013, In : International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 15, 3, p. 286-295 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Language
Child Language
Complement Clause
Elicitation Task
Sampling

Children's acquisition of syntactic knowledge

Thornton, R., 2013, Oxford bibliographies online. Linguistics. Aronoff, M. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference bookResearch

Connectivity effects in child grammar

Kiguchi, H. & Thornton, R., 2013, Advances in language acquisition. Stavrakaki, S., Lalioti, M. & Konstantinopoulou, P. (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 129-137 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Innateness and parameter setting

Crain, S. & Thornton, R., 2013, Encyclopedia of the mind. Pashler, H. (ed.). Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, Vol. 1. p. 413-417 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference bookResearch

Parameters: the pluses and the minuses

Thornton, R. & Crain, S., 2013, The Cambridge handbook of generative syntax. den Dikken, M. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 927-970 44 p. (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Sentential negation in early child English

Thornton, R. & Tesan, G., Jul 2013, In : Journal of Linguistics. 49, 2, p. 367-411 45 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
language
grammar
Negation
mismatch
license

The Logic of double negation in child language

Zhou, P., Thornton, R. & Crain, S., 2013, Proceedings of the 37th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 37). Baiz, S., Goldman, N. & Hawkes, R. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, p. 495-507 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Unification in child language

Crain, S. & Thornton, R., 1 Jan 2013, From Grammar to Meaning: The Spontaneous Logicality of Language. Caponigro, I. & Cecchetto, C. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 235-265 31 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

language acquisition
interpretation
language
nature-nurture
semantics

When children are as logical as adults: the interpretation of numerals in child language

Panizza, D., Notley, A., Thornton, R. & Crain, S., 2013, Proceedings of the 37th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 37). Baiz, S., Goldman, N. & Hawkes, R. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, p. 306-318 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

2012

Child language acquisition: contrasting theoretical approaches

Thornton, R., Nov 2012, In : Lingua. 122, 14, p. 1776-1781 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition reviewResearch

English-Speaking children's interpretation of disjunction in the scope of 'not every'

Notley, A., Thornton, R. & Crain, S., 2012, In : Biolinguistics. 6, 1, p. 32-69 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Chicken
Prediction
Value Judgements
Universal Quantifier
Syntax

Studies at the interface of child language and models of language acquisition

Thornton, R., Feb 2012, In : First Language. 32, 1-2, p. 281-297 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinionResearch

language acquisition
language
syntax
grammar
discourse

Syntax acquisition

Crain, S. & Thornton, R., Mar 2012, In : Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science. 3, 2, p. 185-203 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Aptitude
Language
Child Language
Language Development
Linguistics
2011

Children's interpretation of disjunction in questions in Japanese

Akagi, N., Goro, T., Thornton, R. & Crain, S., 2011, Selected Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA 2010). Pirvulescu, M., Cuervo, M. C., Perez-Leroux, A. T., Steele, J. & Strik, N. (eds.). Somerville, MA, USA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Yes/no Questions
Alternative Question
Continuity
Child Studies
Pig

Constraints in language acquisition

Crain, S. & Thornton, R. J., 2011, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences. Hogan, P. C. (ed.). Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, p. 214-216 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference bookResearch

Early child control

Landau, I. & Thornton, R., Apr 2011, In : Lingua. 121, 5, p. 920-941 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

grammar
speaking
Object Complement
Utterance
Verbs

Minimal answers: ellipsis, syntax and discourse in the acquisition of European Portuguese

Thornton, R., Mar 2011, In : Language. 87, 1, p. 229-234 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition reviewResearch