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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
2018

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

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
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
2016

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

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
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

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
2012

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

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

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
2010

Measurement of brain function in pre-school children using a custom sized whole-head MEG sensor array

Johnson, B. W., Crain, S., Thornton, R., Tesan, G. & Reid, M., Mar 2010, In : Clinical Neurophysiology. 121, 3, p. 340-349 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Head
Brain
Head Protective Devices
Research

Measurement of neuromagnetic brain function in pre-school children with custom sized MEG

Tesan, G., Johnson, B. W., Reid, M., Thornton, R. & Crain, S., Feb 2010, In : Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. 36, p. 1-4 4 p., e1693.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Dewars
Head Protective Devices
Brain
Head
SQUIDs

Testing the limits of language production in long-term survivors of major stroke: A psycholinguistic and anatomic study

Shankweiler, D., Palumbo, L. C., Fulbright, R. K., Mencl, W. E., van Dyke, J., Kollia, B., Thornton, R., Crain, S. & Harris, K. S., 2010, In : Aphasiology. 24, 11, p. 1455-1485 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Psycholinguistics
psycholinguistics
stroke
Survivors
Language

Universal Grammar versus language diversity

Thornton, R., Crain, S. & Khlentzos, D., Dec 2010, In : Lingua. 120, 12, p. 2668-2672 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Verb phrase ellipsis in children's answers to questions

Thornton, R., Jan 2010, In : Language Learning and Development. 6, 1, p. 1-31 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

speaking
Verb Phrase Ellipsis
linguistics
learning
Yes/no Questions
2009

Capturing the evasive passive

Crain, S., Thornton, R. & Murasugi, K., 2009, In : Language Acquisition. 16, 2, p. 123-133 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

linguistics
linguistic competence
language
language acquisition
grammar

Children's interpretation of focus expressions in English and Mandarin

Notley, A., Zhou, P., Crain, S. & Thornton, R., Oct 2009, In : Language Acquisition. 16, 4, p. 240-282 43 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

only child
interpretation
English language
grammar
language

The case of the missing generalizations

Crain, S., Thornton, R. & Khlentzos, D., Feb 2009, In : Cognitive Linguistics. 20, 1, p. 145-155 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Linguistics
linguistics
Semantics
semantics
discourse
2008

Why continuity

Thornton, R., Feb 2008, In : Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. 26, 1, p. 107-146 40 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

continuity
syntax
language
asymmetry
Continuity
2007

Categorical acquisition: parameter-setting in Universal Grammar

Thornton, R. & Tesan, G., 2007, In : Biolinguistics. 1, 1, p. 49-98 50 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
parameter
learning
2006

Language acquisition is language change

Crain, S., Goro, T. & Thornton, R., Jan 2006, In : Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 35, 1, p. 31-49 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

language change
language acquisition
Language
Child Language
grammar
2004

Binding principles and ACD constructions in child grammars

Kiguchi, H. & Thornton, R., 2004, In : Syntax. 7, 3, p. 234-271 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

grammar
language
preschool child
Grammar
Antecedent-contained Deletion
2002

Let's change the subject: focus movement in early grammar

Thornton, R., 2002, In : Language Acquisition. 10, 3, p. 229-271 43 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

grammar
human being
Grammar
language
evidence

Lets change the subject: Focus in early grammar

Thornton, R., 2002, In : Language Acquisition. 10, 3, p. 229-271 43 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2001

Getting it right: acquisition of whose-questions in child English

Gavruseva, E. & Thornton, R., 2001, In : Language Acquisition. 9, 3, p. 229-267 39 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

phonetics
economy
language
language acquisition
grammar
2000

Navigating negative quantificational space

Musolino, J., Crain, S. & Thornton, R., 2000, In : Linguistics. 38, 365, p. 1-32 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

grammar
semantics
quantification
syntax
adulthood
1996

Quantification without qualification

Crain, S., Thornton, R., Boster, C., Conway, L., Lillo-Martin, D. & Woodams, E., 1996, In : Language Acquisition. 5, 2, p. 83-153 71 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1995

Cognitive profiles of reading-disabled children: Comparison of Language Skills in Phonology, Morphology, and Syntax

Fowler, A. E., Liberman, A. M., Shankweiler, D., Crain, S., Katz, L., Thornton, R., Lundquist, E., Brady, S. A., Dreyer, L., Fletcher, J. M., Stuebing, K. K., Shaywitz, S. E. & Shaywitz, B. A., 1995, In : Psychological Science. 6, 3, p. 149-156 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Child Language
Disabled Children
Reading
Learning Disorders
Intelligence

Referentiality and Wh-Movement in Child English: Juvenile D-Linkuency

Thornton, R., 1 Jan 1995, In : Language Acquisition. 4, 1-2, p. 139-175 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

grammar
Referential
Referentiality
Wh-movement
Wh-phrases
1994

Distributivity and binding in child grammar

Thornton, R. & Avrutin, S., 1994, In : Linguistic Inquiry. 25, 1, p. 165-171 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review