Chapter published in:Studies in Chinese and Japanese Language Acquisition: In honor of Stephen Crain
Edited by Mineharu Nakayama, Yi-ching Su and Aijun Huang
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 60] 2017
► pp. 13–39
The Truth Value Judgment Task
Thirty years have passed since the dynamic Truth Value Judgment Task was invented (Crain & McKee 1985). The methodology was created to test children’s knowledge of constraints and to test whether or not children could access both meanings associated with ambiguous sentences. The task is widely used today in its original format as detailed in Crain and Thornton (1998) but it has also been adapted to solve new issues and to meet the demands of cross-linguistic data. This paper reviews the task and discusses extensions. The extensions accommodate contexts of uncertainty, felicity judgments, and include an adaptation called the Question/Statement task designed to address special linguistic properties of Mandarin Chinese.
Published online: 24 August 2017
Boster, C.T. & Crain, S.
Chierchia, G., Crain, S., Guasti, M.T., Gualmini, A. & Meroni, L.
Crain, S. & McKee, C.
Crain, S., Gualmini, A. & Meroni, L.
Crain, S. & Thornton, R.
Foppolo, F., Guasti, M.T. & Chierchia, G.
Geçkin, V., Crain, S. & Thornton, R.
Goro, T. & Akiba, S.
Goro, T., Minai, U. & Crain, S.
Gualmini, A., Crain, S. & Meroni, L.
Gualmini, A. & Crain, S.
Hamburger, H. & Crain, S.
Huang, A. & Crain, S.
Jing, C., Crain, S. & Hsu, C.
Katsos, N. & Bishop, D.V.M.
Meroni, L. & Crain, S.
Notley, A., Zhou, P. & Crain, S.
Papafragou, A. & Tantalou, N.
Su, Y.(E.), Zhou, P. & Crain, S.
Thornton, R., Kiguchi, H. & D’Onofrio, E.