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2019

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).

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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).

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Open Access
Licensure
value judgement
interpretation
license
2017

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).

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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).

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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).

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language
semantics
interpretation
evidence
2015

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.

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Linguistic Theory
First Language Acquisition
Language
Universal Grammar
Theory of Language

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.

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2013

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2007

Principles, parameters and probabilities

Thornton, R., Crain, S. & Tesan, G., 2007, Frequency effects in language acquisition: defining the limits of frequency as an explanatory concept. Gülzow, I. & Gagarina, N. (eds.). Berlin ; New York: De Gruyter, p. 359-379 (Studies on language acquisition; vol. 32).

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language
linguistics
linguistic competence
learning
grammar
1996

Elicited production

Thornton, R., 1996, Methods for assessing children's syntax. McDaniel, D., McKee, C. & Cairns, H. (eds.). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, p. 77-102 26 p.

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1995

Negation in children's questions: the case of English

Guasti, M. T., Thornton, R. & Wexler, K., Mar 1995, BUCLD 19: proceedings of the 19th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. MacLaughlin, D. & McEwen, S. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, p. 228-239 12 p. (BUCLD: Proceedings of the Boston University Conference on Language Development).

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1994

Successful cyclic movement

Thornton, R. & Crain, S., 1994, Language acquisition studies in generative grammar. Hoekstra, T. & Schwartz, B. D. (eds.). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing, p. 215-252 38 p. (Language acquisition & language disorders; vol. 8).

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1991

Recharging the course of language acquisition: Studies in elicited production

Crain, S. & Thornton, R., 1991, Biological and behavioral determinants of language development. Krasnegor, N. A., Rumbaugh, D. M., Schiefelbusch, R. L. & Studdert-Kennedy, M. (eds.). New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, p. 321-337 17 p.

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