List of John Benjamins publications for which Jeannette Schaeffer plays a role.
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 | Commentary
Keydeniers, Darlene, Jeanne Eliazer and Jeannette Schaeffer.
2017. Definite-indefinite article choice development in Dutch child language
. Linguistics in the Netherlands 2017, Lestrade, Sander and Bert Le Bruyn (eds.), pp. 93–109
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 | Article
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 | Chapter
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 | Article
Aboh, Enoch O., Jeannette Schaeffer and Petra Sleeman.
. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2013: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Amsterdam 2013, Aboh, Enoch O., Jeannette Schaeffer and Petra Sleeman (eds.), pp. vii–xii
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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Article
Schaeffer, Jeannette and Dorit Ben Shalom.
2008. On child subjects in a partially pro-drop language
. Current Issues in Generative Hebrew Linguistics, Armon-Lotem, Sharon, Gabi Danon and Susan Rothstein (eds.), pp. 245–266
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 | Article
1998. On Object-Clitic Placement in Italian Child Language
. Romance Linguistics: Theoretical Perspectives, Schwegler, Armin, Bernard Tranel and Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria (eds.), pp. 213 ff.