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Brass tacks in linguistic theory: innate grammatical principles

Crain, S., Gualmini, A. & Pietroski, P., 2005, The innate mind: structure and contents. Carruthers, P., Laurence, S. & Stich, S. (eds.). New York: Oxford University Press, p. 175-197 22 p.

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Children’s use of context in ambiguity resolution

Meroni, L. & Crain, S., 2011, The Processing and acquisition of reference. Gibson, E. A. & Pearlmutter, N. J. (eds.). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, p. 43-64 22 p.

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Everybody knows

Meroni, L., Gualmini, A. & Crain, S., 2006, Semantics in Acquisition. van Geenhoven, V. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 89-114 26 p. (Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics; vol. 35).

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Hidden units in child language

Crain, S., Goro, T. & Minai, U., 2007, Mental states: Vol. 1 : evolution, function, nature. Schalley, A. C. & Khlentzos, D. (eds.). Amsterdam: J. Benjamins Pub., Vol. 1. p. 275-294 (Studies in language companion series; vol. 92).

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Innate ideas

Pietroski, P. & Crain, S., 1 Jan 2005, The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky. McGilvray, J. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 164-180 17 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Meaning in first language acquisition

Crain, S., 2012, Semantics: an international handbook of natural language meaning. Maienborn, C., von Heusinger, K. & Portner, P. (eds.). Berlin ; Boston: De Gruyter, Vol. 3. p. 2724-2752 29 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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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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Rapid relief of stress in dealing with ambiguity

Gennari, S., Meroni, L. & Crain, S., 2005, Approaches to studying world-situated language use: bridging the language-as-product and language-as-action traditions. Trueswell, J. C. & Tanenhaus, M. K. (eds.). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, p. 245-259 (Learning, development, and conceptual change).

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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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Semantic and pragmatic competence in children's and adults' comprehension of 'or'

Chierchia, G., Guasti, M. T., Gualmini, A., Meroni, L., Crain, S. & Foppolo, F., 2004, Experimental pragmatics. Noveck, I. A. & Sperber, D. (eds.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 283-300 17 p. (Palgrave studies in pragmatics, language and cognition).

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Semantic and Pragmatic Competence in Children's and Adults' Comprehension of Or

Chierchia, G., Guasti, M. T., Gualmini, A., Meroni, L., Crain, S. & Foppolo, F., 2004, Experimental pragmatics. Noveck, IA. & Sperber, D. (eds.). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 283-300 18 p. (Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics Language and Cognition).

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Semantic universals in child and adult language

Crain, S., 2008, Language acquisition and development: proceedings of GALA 2007. Anna Gavarró & M. João Freitas (eds.). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 144-154 11 p.

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Sentence scope

Crain, S., 2009, Cambridge handbook of child language. Bavin, E. L. (ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press, p. 301-320 20 p. (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics).

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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.

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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 Company, p. 215-252 38 p. (Language acquisition & language disorders; vol. 8).

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The continuity assumption

Crain, S., 2002, The Process of Language Acquisition: Proceedings of the 1999 Gala Conference. I. Lasser (ed.). Belgium: Peter Lang Publishing, p. 3-24 22 p.

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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).

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The language faculty

Pietroski, P. & Crain, S., 2012, The Oxford handbook of philosophy of cognitive science. Margolis, E., Samuels, R. I. & Stich, S. P. (eds.). New York: Oxford University Press, p. 361-381 21 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

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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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).

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Unconstrained variable binding: ECM constructions in child English

Sano, T. & Crain, S., 2008, An Enterprise in the cognitive science of language: a festschrift for Yukio Otsu. Sano, T., Endo. M., Isobe, M., Otaki, K., Sugisaki, K. & Suzuki, T. (eds.). Tokyo: Hitsuji Shobo, p. 53-64 12 p. (Hituzi linguistics in English).

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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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1 Citation (Scopus)

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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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).

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Conference paper

Children's insensitivity to contrastive stress in sentences with 'only'

Gualmini, A., Maciukaite, S. & Crain, S., 2003, In : Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol 8-1: Proceedings of Penn Linguistics Colloquium 25. 8, p. 87-110 24 p.

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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.

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An asymmetric universal in child language

Gualmini, A., Meroni, L. & Crain, S., 2003, Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung VII. Weisgerber, M. (ed.). Germany: Arbeitspapiere des Fachbereichs Sprachwissenschaft, Vol. VII. p. 136-148 13 p.

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An MEG study of the negative polarity item any: Lexical and postlexical processing

Tesan, G. & Crain, S., 2008, Biomagnetism: Interdisciplinary research and exploration. Kakigi, R., Yokosawa, K. & Kuriki, S. (eds.). Tokyo: Hokkaido University Press, p. 229-231 3 p.

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Bringing out the logic in child language

Goro, T., Minai, U. & Crain, S., 2006, Proceedings of North Eastern Linguistic Society 35, Vol 1. Bateman, L. & Ussery, C. (eds.). USA: BookSurge Publishing, Vol. 1. p. 245-256 12 p.

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Children's asymmetrical responses

Gualmini, A., Meroni, L. & Crain, S., 2003, Proceedings of the Fourth Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics. Otsu, Y. (ed.). Tokyo: Hituzi Syobo Publishing Company, p. 135-158 24 p.

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Children's interpretation of 'before' and 'or' in English and Mandarin Chinese

Notley, A., Zhou, P., Jensen, B. & Crain, S., 2009, Proceedings of GLOW in Asia VII 2009. Mohanty, R. & Menon, M. (eds.). Hyderabad, India: EFL University Press, p. 97-115 19 p.

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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.

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Children's knowledge of free choice inferences

Zhou, P., Romoli, J. & Crain, S., 2013, SALT 23: Proceedings of the 23rd Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference. Snider, T. (ed.). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, p. 632-651 20 p.

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Children's non-local interpretation of quantification

Minai, U., Meroni, L. & Crain, S., 2004, Proceedings of the Fifth Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics. Y. Otsu (ed.). Tokyo: Hituzi Syobo Publishing Company, p. 255-276 22 p.

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Childrens non-local interpretation of quantification

Minai, U., Meroni, L. & Crain, S., 2005, Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics. Otsu, Y. (ed.). Tokyo, Japan: Hituzi Syobo Publishing, p. 255-276 22 p.

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Childrens semantic and pragmatic competence in interaction

Guasti, M. T., Chierchia, G., Crain, S., Gualmini, A. & Meroni, L., 2002, Proceedings of Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition Conference 2001. Costa, J. & Freitas, M. J. (eds.). Lisbon, Portugal: Associao Portuguesa de Linguistica, Lisbon.

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Covert downward entailment in child English and Japanese

Minai, U., Goro, T. & Crain, S., 2006, Proceedings of Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition - North America, Honolulu 2006. Deen, K. U., Nomura, J., Schulz, B. & Schwartz, B. D. (eds.). USA: University of Connecticut Occasional Papers in Linguistics, p. 217-228 12 p.

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Definiteness in child language

Meroni, L., Gualmini, A. & Crain., S., 2004, Proceedings of the 23rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Vineeta, C., A. K., Benjamin Schmeiser & Rodraguez, A. J. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, p. 232-243 12 p.

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Development of a whole-head child MEG system

Adachi, Y., Miyamoto, M., Kawai, J., Kawabata, M., Higuchi, M., Oyama, D., Uehara, G., Ogata, H., Kado, H., Haruta, Y., Tesan, G. & Crain, S., Apr 2010, 17th International Conference on Biomagnetism Advances in Biomagnetism - Biomag2010. Supek, S. & Sušac, A. (eds.). Berlin; New York: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 35-38 4 p. (IFMBE Proceedings; vol. 28).

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Disjunction and conditionals in child Mandarin

Su, Y. E. & Crain, S., 2010, Proceedings of the 22nd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-22) and the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-18). Clemens, L. E. & Liu, C-M. L. (eds.). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Vol. 1. p. 187-202 16 p.

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Disjunction and universal quantification in child Mandarin

Su, Y. & Crain, S., 2009, The Proceedings of the tenth Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics. Otsu, Y. (ed.). Tokyo: Hituzi Syobo Publishing, p. 265-289 25 p.

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Dou-quantification in child Mandarin

Zhou, P. & Crain, S., 2010, Language acquisition and development: proceedings of GALA 2009. Costa, J., Castro, A., Lobo, M. & Pratas, F. (eds.). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 505-518 14 p.

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ERP correlates of phrase boudnary perception in speech and music

Peter, V., McArthur, G., Thompson, W. F. & Crain, S., 2009, Combined abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences. Voudouris, N. & Mrowinski, V. (eds.). Australian Psychological Sociey, p. 44 1 p.

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Focus and scope in child language

Zhou, P. & Crain, S., 2012, Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL-13). Biq, Y-O. & Chen, L. (eds.). Taipei, Taiwan: National Taiwan Normal University, p. 434-455 22 p.

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Focus in child language: evidence from the acquisition of Chinese

Zhou, P. & Crain, S., 2008, Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA 2008). Crawford, J., Otaki, K. & Takahashi, M. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, p. 336-346 11 p.

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How children avoid kindergarten paths

Meroni, L. & Crain, S., 2003, Proceedings of the Fourth Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics. Otsu, Y. (ed.). Tokyo: Hituzi Syobo Publishing Company, p. 159-184 26 p.

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Identity and definiteness in Chinese wh-conditionals

Crain, S. & Luo, Q-P., 2011, Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Semantik. Reich, I., Horch, E. & Pauly, D. (eds.). Saarbrücken, Germany: Universaar – Saarland University Press, p. 165-179 15 p.

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If everybody knows, then every child knows

Crain, S., Meroni, L. & Minai, U., 2006, Language Acquisition and Development: Proceedings of Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2005. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 1-12 12 p.

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Interpretation of focus in Chinese: child and adult language

Jing, C., Crain, S. & Hsu, C-F., 2005, Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics. Otsu, Y. (ed.). Tokyo, Japan: Hituzi Syobo Publishing, p. 165-190 26 p.

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