Jeannette Schaeffer

List of John Benjamins publications for which Jeannette Schaeffer plays a role.


Cross-linguistic Influence in Bilingualism: In honor of Aafke Hulk

Edited by Elma Blom, Leonie Cornips and Jeannette Schaeffer

[Studies in Bilingualism, 52] 2017. vi, 358 pp.
Subjects Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Generative linguistics | Romance linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Generative linguistics | Language acquisition | Pragmatics | Syntax


Prevost & Tuller (2022, henceforth P&T) present an interesting and much needed scoping review on bilingual language development and autism, putting its finger on several important issues and shortcomings in studies on (monolingual and bilingual) language (development) and autism. In this response… read more
Blom, Elma, Leonie Cornips and Jeannette Schaeffer 2017 Cross-linguistic influence in bilingualism: Festschrift for Aafke HulkCross-linguistic Influence in Bilingualism: In honor of Aafke Hulk, Blom, Elma, Leonie Cornips and Jeannette Schaeffer (eds.), pp. 1–14 | Chapter
Keydeniers, Darlene, Jeanne Eliazer and Jeannette Schaeffer 2017 Definite-indefinite article choice development in Dutch child languageLinguistics in the Netherlands 2017, Lestrade, Sander and Bert Le Bruyn (eds.), pp. 93–109 | Article
Many acquisition studies indicate that across languages, children overgenerate definite articles in indefinite contexts. However, proportions and ages at which children make this error vary, and so do theoretical accounts. Attempting to resolve some of the mixed results, we combined the methods of… read more
Schaeffer, Jeannette, Chantal Horselenberg and Margreet van Koert 2017 L2 Acquisition of English article choice by Dutch native speakers: Cross-linguistic influence?Cross-linguistic Influence in Bilingualism: In honor of Aafke Hulk, Blom, Elma, Leonie Cornips and Jeannette Schaeffer (eds.), pp. 279–302 | Chapter
Some languages base their article choice on specificity (Samoan), others on definiteness (English: a vs. the). As for L2 article acquisition, Ionin, Zubizaretta, and Maldonado (2008) argue that definiteness-based article choice in the L1 (Spanish) enhances article-acquisition in a… read more
Schaeffer, Jeannette and Bart Siekman 2016 Object relative clauses in Dutch-speaking children with High-Functioning Autism (HFA)Linguistics in the Netherlands 2016, Audring, Jenny and Sander Lestrade (eds.), pp. 135–151 | Article
Previous studies show that Direct Object Scrambling (DOS) is impaired in Dutch-speaking children with High-Functioning Autism (HFA). However, as DOS can be considered a syntax-pragmatics interface phenomenon, it is unclear whether DOS errors are due to impaired syntax or impaired pragmatics. In… read more
Aboh, Enoch O., Jeannette Schaeffer and Petra Sleeman 2015 IntroductionRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2013: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Amsterdam 2013, Aboh, Enoch O., Jeannette Schaeffer and Petra Sleeman (eds.), pp. vii–xii | Article
This study investigates whether grammar and pragmatics are separate linguistic components or not, and whether children with SLI and children with HFA have overlapping or distinct linguistic profiles. We examine two DP-related phenomena: the mass-count distinction (grammatical) and the choice for a… read more
Schaeffer, Jeannette, Merel van Witteloostuijn and Doatske de Haan 2014 Article choice in children with High Functioning Autism (HFA) and in children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI)Linguistics in the Netherlands 2014, Auer, Anita and Björn Köhnlein (eds.), pp. 107–128 | Article
This study reports on the choice between a definite and an indefinite article by children with High Functioning Autism (HFA) and children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). We carried out an elicited production task with 16 Dutch-speaking non-grammatically impaired children with HFA aged… read more
Becker, Misha and Jeannette Schaeffer 2013 Animacy, argument structure and unaccusatives in child EnglishGenerative Linguistics and Acquisition: Studies in honor of Nina M. Hyams, Becker, Misha, John Grinstead and Jason Rothman (eds.), pp. 11–34 | Article
We offer evidence that children correctly represent unaccusative verbs as taking a single internal argument, rather than an external argument, and they raise this argument to subject position via A-movement, contra Babyonyshev et al. (2001). Our primary evidence comes from the distribution of… read more
Gordishevsky, Galina and Jeannette Schaeffer 2008 2. The development and interaction of Case and Number in early RussianFirst Language Acquisition of Morphology and Syntax: Perspectives across languages and learners, Guijarro-Fuentes, Pedro, María Pilar Larrañaga and John Clibbens (eds.), pp. 31–59 | Article
This chapter reports the results of a spontaneous speech study on the interaction between Case and Number in child Russian. Following Hoekstra & Hyams (1995, 1996) and Müller (1994), we hypothesize that the Number head is initially underspecified in child grammars and represents [+singular] only.… read more
Schaeffer, Jeannette and Dorit Ben Shalom 2008 On child subjects in a partially pro-drop languageCurrent Issues in Generative Hebrew Linguistics, Armon-Lotem, Sharon, Gabi Danon and Susan Rothstein (eds.), pp. 245–266 | Article
In this paper we investigate the production of (null) subjects in the spontaneous speech of 15 monolingual children between the ages of 1;09 and 3;01 acquiring Hebrew, a partially pro-drop language. Our results show that all children behave adultlike regarding the pro-drop part of Hebrew.… read more
Schaeffer, Jeannette 1998 On Object-Clitic Placement in Italian Child LanguageRomance Linguistics: Theoretical Perspectives, Schwegler, Armin, Bernard Tranel and Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria (eds.), pp. 213 ff. | Article