List of John Benjamins publications for which Silke Brandt plays a role.
Social cognitive and later language acquisition. Current Perspectives on Child Language Acquisition: How children use their environment to learn, Rowland, Caroline F., Anna L. Theakston, Ben Ambridge and Katherine E. Twomey (eds.), pp. 155–1702020.
A great number of studies suggest that children’s acquisition of mental-state language supports, or even facilitates, their understanding of others’ mental states and perspectives. However, based on previous research, it has often been difficult to determine which aspects of mental-state language… read more | Chapter
Analysis and generalization across verbs and constructions: The development of transitives and complement-clause constructions in German. Experience, Variation and Generalization: Learning a first language, Arnon, Inbal and Eve V. Clark (eds.), pp. 135–1522011.
Many studies have shown that children start to build schematic representations of syntactic constructions around those verbs that are most frequently used in these constructions. In some constructions, however, these frequent verbs are used with only a small number of other specific items. An… read more | Article
Chapter 3. Learning from social interaction: The form and function of relative clauses in discourse and experimental studies with children. The Acquisition of Relative Clauses: Processing, typology and function, Kidd, Evan (ed.), pp. 61–802011.
According to usage-based and constructivist approaches to language development, linguistic categories and structures have semantic content and a communicative function. Relative clauses (RCs) serve a variety of functions in spoken discourse. Depending on their function, RCs occur in different… read more | Article
Relative clause acquisition and representation: Evidence from spontaneous speech, sentence repetition, and comprehension. Converging Evidence: Methodological and theoretical issues for linguistic research, Schönefeld, Doris (ed.), pp. 273–2922011.
According to usage-based approaches, representations and processing of linguistic constructions emerge from usage events. We present corpus data, which show that object relative clauses are mostly attached to an inanimate head NP and contain a pronominal subject (the ball that he just threw). In… read more | Article