Alex de Carvalho

List of John Benjamins publications for which Alex de Carvalho plays a role.


Brusini, Perrine, Alex de Carvalho, Isabelle Dautriche, Ariel Gutman, Elodie Cauvet, Séverine Millotte, Pascal Amsili and Anne Christophe 2018 Chapter 3. Bootstrapping lexical and syntactic acquisitionSources of Variation in First Language Acquisition: Languages, contexts, and learners, Hickmann, Maya †, Edy Veneziano and Harriet Jisa (eds.), pp. 63–80 | Chapter
How does language acquisition start? Having access to words and their meaning should help infants to learn about syntax, but learning about word meaning would be facilitated if infants had access to syntactic structure (Gleitman 1990). Phrasal prosody and function words may bootstrap lexical and… read more
Carvalho, Alex de, Isabelle Dautriche, Séverine Millotte and Anne Christophe 2018 Chapter 2. Early perception of phrasal prosody and its role in syntactic and lexical acquisitionThe Development of Prosody in First Language Acquisition, Prieto, Pilar and Núria Esteve-Gibert (eds.), pp. 17–35 | Chapter
This chapter will review empirical findings on the perception of phrasal prosody in very young infants, and how it develops in first language acquisition. The ability to process phrasal prosody impacts learning of important aspects of language, specifically word segmentation and syntactic parsing.… read more