Everybody knows

Luisa Meroni, Andrea Gualmini, Stephen Crain

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Much current research is devoted to childrens non-adult responses to sentences containing the universal quantifier every. In this chapter we review two alternative views: one that attributes childrens responses to non-adult grammars and one that focuses on extralinguistic factors to explain childrens non-adult responses. We argue that the grammatical view faces several theoretical difficulties and, in light of new experimental findings, we demonstrate that it also suffers from limited explanatory power.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSemantics in Acquisition
EditorsVeerle van Geenhoven
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781402044854
ISBN (Print)1402044844, 9781402044847
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
ISSN (Print)1873-0043


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