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Research Outputs

2010

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)

Universal quantification in children's English

Jensen, B., Notley, A. & Crain, S., 2010, Proceedings of the Australian Linguistic Society Conference 2008, held in Sydney. de Beuzeville, L. & Peters, P. (eds.). Sydney: Australian Linguistic Society, University of Sydney, p. 1-16 16 p.

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

What are core linguistic properties?

Crain, S., 2010, ASCS09: proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science. Christensen, W., Schier, E. & Sutton, J. (eds.). North Ryde, NSW: Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science, p. 67-71 5 p.

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Wide band pneumatic sound system for MEG

Raicevich, G., Burwood, E., Dillon, H., Johnson, B. & Crain, S., 2010, 20th International Congress on Acoustics 2010, ICA 2010 - Incorporating Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society. Sydney: International Congress on Acoustics (ICA), Vol. 2. p. 1018-1022 5 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
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 journalArticle

22 Citations (Scopus)

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.

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

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 journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Code-switching in bilinguals with aphasia: experimental evidence of grammatical impairment

Miller Amberber, A., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M., Crain, S. & Thornton, R., 2009.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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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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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ERP correlates of phrase boundary perception in speech and music

Peter, V., McArthur, G., Thompson, W. & Crain, S., 2009.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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12 Citations (Scopus)
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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).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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)
2008

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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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.

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

Is logic innate?

Crain, S. & Khlentzos, D., 2008, In : Biolinguistics. 2, 1, p. 24-56 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Processing negative polarity items: a Magnetoencephalography study

Tesan, G. & Crain, S., 2008, In : Australian Journal of Psychology. 60, Suppl. 1, p. 102-103 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Scope assignment in Chinese: why children and adults differ

Zhou, P. & Crain, S., 2008, Proceedings of the Ninth Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics. Otsu, Y. (ed.). Tokyo: Hitsuji Shobō, p. 341-366 26 p.

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46 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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)

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).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2007

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).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The strength of the universal quantifier in child language

Meroni, L., Gualmini, A. & Crain, S., 2007, Proceedings of Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition-North America. Belikova, A., Meroni, L. & M. Umeda (eds.). USA: Cascadilla Press, p. 277-284 8 p.

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

2006

Acquisition of syntax and semantics

Crain, S. & Thornton, R., 2006, Handbook of Psycholinguistics, Second Edition. Traxler, M. J. & Gernsbacher, M. A. (eds.). Amsterdam ; Boston: Elsevier, p. 1073-1110 38 p.

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

16 Citations (Scopus)

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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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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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).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)

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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Is Generative Grammar deceptively simple or simply deceptive?

Crain, S. & Pietroski, P., Jan 2006, In : Lingua. 116, 1, p. 64-68 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

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 journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)

Semantic interactions of quantificational expressions in child language

Minai, U. & 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, Vol. 1. p. 205-216 12 p.

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2005

Acquisition of syntax

Crain, S. & Thornton, R., 2005, Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. L. Nadel (ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons

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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.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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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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.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

6 Citations (Scopus)

Innateness and Universal Grammar

Crain, S. & Pietroski, P., 2005, The Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. L. Nadel (ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons

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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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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).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The structure of children's linguistic knowledge

Gualmini, A. & Crain, S., Jun 2005, In : Linguistic Inquiry. 36, 3, p. 463-474 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

24 Citations (Scopus)

Two disjunctions for the price of only one

Goro, T., Minai, U. & Crain, S., 2005, Proceedings of the 29th Boston University Child Language Development Conference. Brugos, A., Clark-Cotton, M. R. & Ha, S. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, Vol. 1. p. 228-239 12 p.

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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

113 Citations (Scopus)
2004

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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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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Interface conditions in child language: crosslinguistic studies on the nature of possession

Armon-lotem, S., Crain, S. & Varlokosta, S., 2004, In : Language Acquisition. 12, 3-4, p. 171-217 47 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Operator conditioning

Gualmini, A. & Crain, S., 2004, Proceedings of the 28th Boston University Child Language Development Conference. Brugos, A., Micciulla, L. & Smith, C. E. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, p. 232-243 12 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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