Linda Escobar

List of John Benjamins publications for which Linda Escobar plays a role.


The Acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languages

Edited by Vincent Torrens and Linda Escobar

Subjects Generative linguistics | Language acquisition | Romance linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Torrens, Vincent and Linda Escobar 2009 Specific language impairment in Spanish & CatalanHispanic Child Languages: Typical and impaired development, Grinstead, John (ed.), pp. 265–282 | Article
This study examines empirical data from Spanish and Catalan children with SLI and argues in favor of the grammatical agreement deficit hypothesis (Clahsen 1989, 1991; Clahsen et al. 1997). Following Chomsky’s (1995) system of morphosyntactic features in terms of interpretability, we will assume… read more
Escobar, Linda and Vincent Torrens 2008 5. The acquisition of universal quantifiers in SpanishFirst Language Acquisition of Morphology and Syntax: Perspectives across languages and learners, Guijarro-Fuentes, Pedro, María Pilar Larrañaga and John Clibbens (eds.), pp. 119–135 | Article
This chapter deals with experimental research on Spanish children’s interpretation of universal quantifiers. A potentially difficult asymmetry is highlighted: quantifiers in preverbal or postverbal position in contexts of Clitic Left Dislocation. We show that five-year-olds easily obtain the wide… read more
Torrens, Vincent and Linda Escobar 2006 The acquisition of syntax in Romance languagesThe Acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languages, Torrens, Vincent and Linda Escobar (eds.), pp. ix–xii | Miscellaneous
Torrens, Vincent, Linda Escobar and Kenneth Wexler 2006 The acquisition of experiencers in Spanish L1 and the external argument requirement hypothesisThe Acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languages, Torrens, Vincent and Linda Escobar (eds.), pp. 183–202 | Article
We present evidence that children have difficulty with the Spanish psych verbs that do not project the subject as the external argument. Our findings support the External Argument Requirement Hypothesis (EARH), according to which children until 5 or more have trouble with base structures that don’t… read more
Escobar, Linda and Anna Gavarró 2000 The acquisition of clitics and strong pronouns in CatalanClitics in Phonology, Morphology and Syntax, Gerlach, Birgit and Janet Grijzenhout (eds.), pp. 161–180 | Article
Within the experimental tradition of the study of acquisition of pronouns, one major aim has been to test whether binding principles are innate. Most findings support the claim that whether binding is innate, pragmatic notions like ‘point of view’ or ‘discourse-context’, which are related to free… read more
Escobar, Linda 1997 Clitic Left Dislocation and other RelativesMaterials on Left Dislocation, Anagnostopoulou, Elena, Henk van Riemsdijk and Frans Zwarts (eds.), pp. 233 ff. | Article