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2019

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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Open Access

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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2018

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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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).

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2015

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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2013

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.

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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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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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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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2012

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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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)
2011

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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2009

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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2008

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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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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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).

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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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2006

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)
2005

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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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)

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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2004

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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2002

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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1994

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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1991

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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