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Research Outputs

2020

When OR is assigned a conjunctive inference in child language

Huang, H. & Crain, S., 2020, In : Language Acquisition. 27, 1, p. 74-97 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2019

Studying brain function in children using magnetoencephalography

Rapaport, H., Seymour, R. A., Sowman, P. F., Benikos, N., Stylianou, E., Johnson, B. W., Crain, S. & He, W., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. 146, p. 1-7 7 p., e58909.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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1 Citation (Scopus)
21 Downloads (Pure)

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 Company, p. 107-124 18 p. (Language Acquisition and Language Disorders; vol. 63).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The spontaneous eMERGEnce of recursion in child language

Giblin, I., Zhou, P., Bill, C., Shi, J. & Crain, S., 2019, BUCLD 43: Proceedings of the 43rd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Brown, M. M. & Dailey, B. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, Vol. 1. p. 270-285 16 p. (Boston University Conference on Language Development).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

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Understanding prosodic focus marking in Mandarin Chinese: data from children and adults

Chen, H. C., Szendrői, K., Crain, S. & Höhle, B., Feb 2019, In : Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 48, 1, p. 19–32 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

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 Company, p. 125-142 18 p. (Language Acquisition and Language Disorders; vol. 63).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2018

Children's comprehension of plural predicate conjunction*

Tieu, L., Romoli, J., Poortman, E. B., Winter, Y. & Crain, S., Jan 2018, In : Journal of Child Language. 45, 1, p. 242-259 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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 journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

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 journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Introduction to "experimental approaches to the study of child language: A cross-linguistic perspective"

Zhou, P., Crain, S. & Yip, M. C. W., Dec 2018, In : Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 47, 6, p. 1189-1191 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

On children's variable success with scalar inferences: insights from disjunction in the scope of a universal quantifier

Pagliarini, E., Bill, C., Romoli, J., Tieu, L. & Crain, S., Sep 2018, In : Cognition. 178, p. 178-192 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

The compositionality of logical connectives in child Italian

Pagliarini, E., Crain, S. & Guasti, M. T., 1 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 47, 6, p. 1243-1277 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The meaning of question words in statements in child Mandarin

Crain, S. & Zhou, P., 2018, Semantics in language acquisition. Syrett, K. & Arunachalam, S. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, Vol. 24. p. 249–274 26 p. (Trends in language acquisition research; vol. 24).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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 contribution

Open Access
6 Citations (Scopus)

Using the visual-world paradigm to explore the meaning of conditionals in natural language

Zhan, L., Zhou, P. & Crain, S., 14 Sep 2018, In : Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. 33, 8, p. 1049-1062 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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 contribution

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Wh-questions, universal statements and free choice inferences in child Mandarin

Huang, H., Zhou, P. & Crain, S., Dec 2018, In : Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 47, 6, p. 1391–1409 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2017

Acquisition of logical connectives and focus, L1

Crain, S. & Zhou, P., 2017, Encyclopedia of Chinese language and linguistics. Sybesma, R., Behr, W., Gu, Y., Handel, Z., Huang, C-T. J. & Myers, J. (eds.). Leiden ; Boston: Brill, Vol. 1. p. 34-40 7 p.

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

Acquisition of Quantifiers

Crain, S., 14 Jan 2017, In : Annual Review of Linguistics. 3, p. 219-243 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

1 Citation (Scopus)

Grey matter volume differences in the left caudate nucleus of people who stutter

Sowman, P. F., Ryan, M., Johnson, B. W., Savage, G., Crain, S., Harrison, E., Martin, E. & Burianová, H., 1 Jan 2017, In : Brain and Language. 164, p. 9-15 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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9 Citations (Scopus)
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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 journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Lexical tones and word learning in mandarin-speaking children at three years of age

Ma, W-Y., Zhou, P., Crain, S. & Gao, L-Q., Mar 2017, In : Journal of Electronic Science and Technology. 15, 1, p. 25-32 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

The growth of language: universal Grammar, experience, and principles of computation

Yang, C., Crain, S., Berwick, R. C., Chomsky, N. & Bolhuis, J. J., Oct 2017, In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 81, Part B, p. 103-119 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)

The Use of Linguistic Cues in Sentence Comprehension by Mandarin-Speaking Children with High-Functioning Autism

Zhou, P., Crain, S., Gao, L. & Jia, M., 1 Jan 2017, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 47, 1, p. 17-32 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)
2016

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 proceedingChapter

Born in the USA: a comparison of modals and nominal quantifiers in child language

Moscati, V., Romoli, J., Demarie, T. F. & Crain, S., 1 Mar 2016, In : Natural Language Semantics. 24, 1, p. 79-115 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Children's interpretation of conjunction in the scope of negation in English and Mandarin: New evidence for the semantic subset maxim

Notley, A. M., Zhou, P. & Crain, S., 1 Jul 2016, In : Applied Psycholinguistics. 37, 4, p. 867-900 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Children's knowledge of free choice inferences and scalar implicatures

Tieu, L., Romoli, J., Zhou, P. & Crain, S., 1 May 2016, In : Journal of Semantics. 33, 2, p. 269-298 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)

Dual temporal encoding mechanisms in human auditory cortex: evidence from MEG and EEG

Tang, H., Crain, S. & Johnson, B. W., 1 Mar 2016, In : NeuroImage. 128, p. 32-43 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Scalar Implicatures Versus Presuppositions: The View from Acquisition

Bill, C., Romoli, J., Schwarz, F. & Crain, S., 1 Apr 2016, In : Topoi. 35, 1, p. 57-71 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

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 journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

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.

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‘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 journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)
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 contribution

Presuppositions vs. scalar implicatures in acquisition

Bill, C., Romoli, J., Schwarz, F. & Crain, S., 2015, University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics: Proceedings from PLC 38. Philadelphia, PA: Penn Graduate Linguistics Society, p. 1-10 10 p. 3. (University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics; vol. 21, no. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

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

Translated title of the contribution: Investigations in universal grammar: a guide to experiments on the acquisition of syntax and semanticsCrain, S., Thornton, R. & Li, R. Y. (Translator), 2015, China: The Commercial Press. 556 p. (Translation series of linguistics abroad)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Sentence scope

Crain, S., 2015, The Cambridge handbook of child language. Bavin, E. L. & Naigles, L. R. (eds.). 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 388-408 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The online processing of only if and even if conditional statements: Implications for mental models

Zhan, L., Crain, S. & Zhou, P., 3 Apr 2015, In : Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 27, 3, p. 367-379 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

The Use of Grammatical Morphemes by Mandarin-Speaking Children with High Functioning Autism

Zhou, P., Crain, S., Gao, L., Tang, Y. & Jia, M., 1 May 2015, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 45, 5, p. 1428-1436 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)
2014

Acquisition of the numerical wh-pronoun ji 'how many' in Mandarin Chinese

Huang, A. & Crain, S., 2014, In : Lingua. 145, p. 122-140 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acquisition of the polarity sensitive item renhe 'any' in Mandarin Chinese

Huang, A. & Crain, S., Jul 2014, In : Journal of Child Language. 41, 4, p. 861-889 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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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 journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Envelope-following responses in MEG and EEG as indices of temporal processing in the human auditory system

Tang, H., Brock, J., Crain, S. & Johnson, B., Nov 2014, In : International Journal of Psychophysiology. 94, 2, p. 183-184 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Grammatical aspect and event recognition in children's online sentence comprehension

Zhou, P., Crain, S. & Zhan, L., Oct 2014, In : Cognition. 133, 1, p. 262-276 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)
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18 Citations (Scopus)
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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 contribution

Movement-related neuromagnetic fields in preschool age children

Cheyne, D., Jobst, C., Tesan, G., Crain, S. & Johnson, B., 2014, In : Human Brain Mapping. 35, 9, p. 4858-4875 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Citations (Scopus)

Plurality inferences are scalar implicatures: evidence from acquisition

Tieu, L., Bill, C., Romoli, J. & Crain, S., 2014, In : Proceedings of SALT. 24, p. 122-136 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference paper

Polarity sensitive expressions in child mandarin

Huang, A. & Crain, S., 2014, In : Language Acquisition. 21, 4, p. 339-364 26 p., A003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle