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Article

Nature, nurture and universal grammar

Crain, S. & Pietroski, P., 2001, In : Linguistics and Philosophy. 24, 2, p. 139-186 48 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

99 Citations (Scopus)

Navigating negative quantificational space

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

62 Citations (Scopus)

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)

On performability: Structure and process in language understanding

Crain, S., 1987, In : Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics. 1, 2, p. 127-145 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Phrase structure parameters

Dean Fodor, J. & Crain, S., Dec 1990, In : Linguistics and Philosophy. 13, 6, p. 619-659 41 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Plans and Semantics in Human Processing of Language

Hamburger, H. & Crain, S., 1987, In : Cognitive Science. 11, 1, p. 101-136 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

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

Poor readers are not easy to fool: comprehension of adjectives with exceptional control properties

MACARUSO, P., SHANKWEILER, D., BYRNE, B. & CRAIN, S., Sep 1993, In : Applied Psycholinguistics. 14, 3, p. 285-298 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

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 journalArticle

Reception of language in broca's aphasia

Shankweiler, D., Crain, S. & Paul, G., 1 Jan 1989, In : Language and Cognitive Processes. 4, 1, p. 1-33 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

88 Citations (Scopus)
15 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)

Scope assignment in child language: Evidence from the acquisition of Chinese

Zhou, P. & Crain, S., Jul 2009, In : Lingua. 119, 7, p. 973-988 16 p.

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12 Citations (Scopus)
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Sensitivity to inflectional morphology in agrammatism: Investigation of a highly inflected language

Lukatela, K., Crain, S. & Shankweiler, D., 1988, In : Brain and Language. 33, 1, p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

39 Citations (Scopus)

Sentence matching and overgeneration

Crain, S. & Fodor, J. D., 1987, In : Cognition. 26, 2, p. 123-169 47 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)

Sidestepping garden paths: Assessing the contributions of syntax, semantics and plausibility in resolving ambiguities

Ni, W., Grain, S. & Shankweiler, D., 1996, In : Language and Cognitive Processes. 11, 3, p. 283-334 52 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

83 Citations (Scopus)

Sometimes children are as good as adults: The pragmatic use of prosody in children's on-line sentence processing

Zhou, P., Crain, S. & Zhan, L., Jul 2012, In : Journal of Memory and Language. 67, 1, p. 149-164 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Structure dependence in grammar formation

CRAIN, S. & NAKAYAMA, M., Sep 1987, In : Language. 63, 3, p. 522-543 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
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Syntactic comprehension in young poor readers

Smith, S. T., Macaruso, P., Shankweiler, D. & Crain, S., 1989, In : Applied Psycholinguistics. 10, 4, p. 429-454 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Citations (Scopus)

Syntactic processing in agrammatic aphasia by speakers of a Slavic language

Lukatela, K., Shankweiler, D. & Crain, S., Apr 1995, In : Brain and Language. 49, 1, p. 50-76 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)

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 journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Tasks and Timing in the Perception of Linguistic Anomaly

Fodor, J. D., Ni, W., Crain, S. & Shankweiler, D., 1996, In : Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 25, 1, p. 25-57 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Citations (Scopus)

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 journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

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 journalArticle

8 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 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 interpretation of disjunction in universal grammar

Crain, S., 2008, In : Language and speech. 51, 1-2, p. 151-169 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 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)

The logic instinct

Crain, S. & Khlentzos, D., Feb 2010, In : Mind and Language. 25, 1, p. 30-65 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Citations (Scopus)

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)

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)

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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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)

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 journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Using event-related potentials to measure phrase boundary perception in English

Peter, V., McArthur, G. & Crain, S., 26 Nov 2014, In : BMC Neuroscience. 15, p. 1-11 11 p., 129.

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7 Citations (Scopus)
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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’s parsing got to do with it?

Crain, S., 1 Jan 2013, In : Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. 3, 3, p. 301-307 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

When Negation and Epistemic Modality Combine: The Role of Information Strength in Child Language

Moscati, V. & Crain, S., 2014, In : Language Learning and Development. 10, 4, p. 345-380 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Why children and adults sometimes (but not always) compute implicatures

Guasti, M. T., Chierchia, G., Crain, S., Foppolo, F., Gualmini, A. & Meroni, L., Oct 2005, In : Language and Cognitive Processes. 20, 5, p. 667-696 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

114 Citations (Scopus)

Why language acquisition is a snap

Crain, S. & Pietroski, P., 26 Jun 2002, In : The Linguistic Review. 18, 1-2, p. 163-183 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

73 Citations (Scopus)

‘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)
Book

Investigations in universal grammar: a guide to experiments on the acquisition of syntax and semantics

Crain, S. & Thornton, R., 1998, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. 342 p. (Language, speech, and communication)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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

The emergence of meaning

Crain, S., 2012, Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. 287 p. (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics; vol. 135)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Chapter

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

A parametric account of scope in child language

Crain, S., Goro, T., Notley, A. & Zhou, P., 2013, Advances in language acquisition. Stavrakaki, S., Lalioti, M. & Konstantinopoulou, P. (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 63-71 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter