List of John Benjamins publications for which Mihaela Pirvulescu plays a role.
2022. L’acquisition des objets directs et indirects en français L1. Language, Interaction and Acquisition 13:1, pp. 63–92
Cet article compare la production des clitiques objets directs (OD) et indirects (OI) chez les enfants francophones. L’analyse s’appuie, d’une part, sur des données spontanées du corpus York de la base de données CHILDES, et d’autre part, sur des données induites récoltées auprès de 48 enfants… read more | Article
Clitics as input to the acquisition of verbal transitivity in French. Transitivity and Valency: From theory to acquisition, Fotiadou, Georgia and Hélène Vassiliadou (eds.), pp. 117–1332017.
We investigate the effect of French clitic construction on verb learning. In French, object pronouns precede the verb, and the canonical direct object position remains empty. We test whether children treat such contexts as input for transitivity (since a direct object is morphologically identified)… read more | Article
A bidirectional study of object omissions in French-English bilinguals. Multilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies, Braunmüller, Kurt and Christoph Gabriel (eds.), pp. 171–1882012.
A common assumption in the field of bilingual acquisition is that while bilinguals might have separate language representations, the languages can also influence one another. Previous studies on object (clitic) omission consider a combination of null argument and non-null argument languages, and… read more | Article
Agreement Paradigms Across Moods and Tenses. New Perspectives on Romance Linguistics: Vol. I: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics, Nishida, Chiyo and Jean-Pierre Y. Montreuil (eds.), pp. 229 ff.2006.
This article investigates the verbal agreement paradigms of the subjunctive and the imperative across Romance languages. The starting observation is that these paradigms seem to be always identical to an indicative agreement paradigm. The proposed generalization is the following: the morphological… read more | Article
Early Object Omission in Child French and English. New Perspectives on Romance Linguistics: Vol. I: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics, Nishida, Chiyo and Jean-Pierre Y. Montreuil (eds.), pp. 213 ff.2006.
We examine the syntactic nature of object omissions in child language with a study comparing French and English-speaking children’s elicited production. We adopt a theoretical approach to transitivity where interactions between modules of the grammar create a rich and flexible system of null… read more | Article
Licit and Illicit Null Objects in L1 French. Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Romance Linguistics: Selected papers from the 34th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Salt Lake City, March 2004, Gess, Randall and Edward J. Rubin (eds.), pp. 197–2122005.
Objects and the Structure of Imperatives. Formal Perspectives on Romance Linguistics: Selected papers from the 28th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL XXVIII), University Park, 16–19 April 1998, Authier, Jean-Marc, Barbara E. Bullock and Lisa A. Reed (eds.), pp. 211 ff.1999.