List of John Benjamins publications for which Géraldine Legendre plays a role.
A multidimensional perspective on the acquisition of subject-verb dependencies by Haitian-Creole speaking children: Insights from comprehension and production. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages: Online-First Articles2023.
The present multidimensional study investigates the acquisition of pronominal subject-verb dependencies in Standard Haitian Creole (HC). A corpus analysis confirms that HC subject pronouns are phonological clitics in the target grammar and that their reduction is optional and unpredictable. The… read more | Article
The comprehension of 3rd person singular -s by NYC English-speaking preschoolers. Three Streams of Generative Language Acquisition Research: Selected papers from the 7th Meeting of Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition – North America, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ionin, Tania and Matthew Rispoli (eds.), pp. 7–332019.
Monolingual English 4-year-olds were administered a Subject-Verb agreement comprehension task that included stimuli such as the boys spinø versus the boyø spins (…/freely/in the hall). They were categorized as users of Mainstream American English (MAE) (N = 8), Some Variation (N = 9) and Strong… read more | Chapter
Strong Integration in bilingual grammar, formalized: Making the case from cross-linguistic influence in wh-questions. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 9:3, pp. 427–4672019.
We present elicited production data reflecting cross-linguistic interference effects in the English wh-questions of Spanish-English bilingual children to provide a proof-of-concept for a proposed new formal analysis of such effects across cross-linguistic influence phenomena. The observed… read more | Article
A competition-based analysis of French anticausatives. Transitivity and Valency: From theory to acquisition, Fotiadou, Georgia and Hélène Vassiliadou (eds.), pp. 25–422017.
Some long-standing questions surrounding anticausatives in languages like French include whether the morphological marking (presence/absence of se) correlates with interpretational differences and/or different syntax. We examine the three anticausatives classes (optional se, obligatory se, no se)… read more | Article
How constrained is language mixing in bi- and uni-modal production?. Epistemological issue with keynote article “The development of bimodal bilingualism: Implications for linguistic theory” by Diane Lillo-Martin, Ronice Müller de Quadros and Deborah Chen Pichler, pp. 812–8162016.
Optimizing auxiliary selection in Romance. Split Auxiliary Systems: A cross-linguistic perspective, Aranovich, Raúl (ed.), pp. 145–1802007.
Defaults and competition in the acquisition of functional categories in Catalan and French. A Romance Perspective on Language Knowledge and Use: Selected papers from the 31st Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Chicago, 19–22 April 2001, Núñez-Cedeño, Rafael, Luis López and Richard Cameron (eds.), pp. 273 ff.2003.
Positioning Romanian verbal clitics at PF: An Optimality-Theoretic analysis. Clitics in Phonology, Morphology and Syntax, Gerlach, Birgit and Janet Grijzenhout (eds.), pp. 219–2542000.
This paper argues that Romanian auxiliary and pronominal clitics are phrasal affixes subject to a set of conflicting PF alignment constraints that are responsible for the clustering, rigid ordering, and overall positioning in a clause of both so-called verbal clitics (in Romanian) and… read more | Article