Anna Gavarró

Anna Gavarró

List of John Benjamins publications for which Anna Gavarró plays a role.

Book series


Subjects Language acquisition | Romance linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


In this paper, we investigate the acquisition of relativisation in young children exposed to Moroccan Arabic. The aim of the experiment reported is to test the hypothesis by Friedmann, Belletti and Rizzi (2009) according to which children follow a stricter version of Relativised Minimality (RM)… read more | Chapter
Gavarró, Anna. 2018. Introduction. On the Acquisition of the Syntax of Romance, Gavarró, Anna (ed.), pp. 1–4
Gavarró, Anna and Myriam Cantú-Sánchez. 2016. A study on an alleged case of Spanish SLI and the founder effect. Biolinguistic Investigations on the Language Faculty, Di Sciullo, Anna Maria (ed.), pp. 169–194
According to Villanueva et al. (2008), the incidence of Specific Language Impairment in the child population of a Chilean South Pacific island is 35%, five to seven times higher than in the continental population. While this research pinpointed a relationship between the children’s genetic profile… read more | Article
Gavarró, Anna and Anna Lite. 2015. Quantification in Catalan SLI. Specific Language Impairment: Current trends in research, Stavrakaki, Stavroula (ed.), pp. 191–214
In recent years researchers have pointed out various domains in which children with SLI differ from typically developing children. However, the language faculty is not compromised as a whole in SLI. In this paper we consider an area that appears to be spared: knowledge of quantification. We compare… read more | Article
Gavarró, Anna and Silvia Martínez-Ferreiro. 2011. Cartography and agrammatic syntactic production in Ibero-Romance. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2009: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Nice 2009, Berns, Janine, Haike Jacobs and Tobias Scheer (eds.), pp. 115–132
Friedmann’s work has shown that the syntactic productions of Broca’s aphasics are much more selectively impaired than previously thought. Here we entertain the Tree Pruning Hypothesis of Friedmann and evaluate its predictions in Catalan, Galician and Spanish, under the assumption that the… read more | Article
Gavarró, Anna and Yolanda Cabré-Sans. 2009. Subjects, verb classes and word order in child Catalan. Hispanic Child Languages: Typical and impaired development, Grinstead, John (ed.), pp. 175–194
A line of research initiated in Borer and Wexler (1987) and more recently pursued in Wexler (2004) indicates that language acquisition is conditioned by the maturation of the principles that regulate the projection of derived subjects. We consider what might be the consequences of assuming such… read more | Article
Gavarró, Anna, Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux and Thomas Roeper. 2006. Definite and bare noun contrasts in child Catalan. The Acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languages, Torrens, Vincent and Linda Escobar (eds.), pp. 51–68
Thirty-three children aged 3–5 were tested for comprehension of definite and bare noun (BN) contrasts in Catalan, a language with bare nouns in direct object but not in subject position. Catalan objects have the same semantics as English subjects: BNs map to generic and definites into specific… read more | Article
Wexler, Kenneth, Anna Gavarró and Vincent Torrens. 2004. Feature Checking and Object Clitic Omission in Child Catalan and Spanish. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2002: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’, Groningen, 28–30 November 2002, Bok-Bennema, Reineke, Bart Hollebrandse, Brigitte Kampers-Manhe and Petra Sleeman (eds.), pp. 253 ff.
Escobar, Linda and Anna Gavarró. 2000. The acquisition of clitics and strong pronouns in Catalan. Clitics in Phonology, Morphology and Syntax, Gerlach, Birgit and Janet Grijzenhout (eds.), pp. 161–180
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 | Article
Cortés, Corinne and Anna Gavarró. 1997. Subject-object asymmetries and the clitic en. Clitics, Pronouns and Movement, Black, James R. and Virginia Motapanyane (eds.), pp. 39 ff.