List of John Benjamins publications for which Nina Hyams plays a role.
Annual Review of Language Acquisition (ARLA)
Edited by Clara Levelt, Lynn Santelmann, Maaike Verrips and Frank Wijnen
ISSN 1568-1467 | E-ISSN 1569-965X
On the learnability of implicit arguments. 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. 185–2022019.
It has been argued that the experiencer argument of seem is always syntactically projected, and should thus induce an intervention effect even when not overtly produced. The results of our experimental study provide evidence for this claim – English-speaking children perform poorly on raising with… read more | Chapter
Comments on the acquisition of complementation in Portuguese. Complement Clauses in Portuguese: Syntax and acquisition, Santos, Ana Lúcia and Anabela Gonçalves (eds.), pp. 393–4142018.
Minimality effects in children’s passives. Structures, Strategies and Beyond: Studies in honour of Adriana Belletti, Di Domenico, Elisa, Cornelia Hamann and Simona Matteini (eds.), pp. 343–3682015.
Many studies find true verbal passives in English acquired only after age four, but some find three-year-olds fully adultlike. We explain this discrepancy using Relativized Minimality (RM, Rizzi 2004). Collins (2005a) argues the passive involves movement of the logical object across the logical… read more | Article
Looking for the universal core of the RI stage. The Acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languages, Torrens, Vincent and Linda Escobar (eds.), pp. 159–1822006.
As it is well known, child Italian does not show a typical Root Infinitive (RI) stage (Guasti 1994), in contrast to German, Dutch, etc. Salustri and Hyams (2003) provided evidence from 3 monolingual Italian children and 1 bilingual German-Italian child that there exists an analogue of the RI stage… read more | Article
Underspecification and Modularity in Early Syntax: A formalist perspective on language acquisition. Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics: Volume I: General papers, Darnell, Michael, Edith A. Moravcsik, Michael Noonan, Frederick J. Newmeyer and Kathleen Wheatley (eds.), pp. 387 ff.1999.
The Underspecification of Functional Categories in Early Grammar. Generative Perspectives on Language Acquisition: Empirical findings, theoretical considerations and crosslinguistic comparisons, Clahsen, Harald (ed.), pp. 91 ff.1996.
VP, Null Arguments and COMP Projections. Language Acquisition Studies in Generative Grammar, Hoekstra, Teun and Bonnie D. Schwartz (eds.), pp. 21 ff.1994.
Seven Not-So-Trivial Trivia of Language Acquistion: Comments on Wolfgang Klein. Point Counterpoint: Universal Grammar in the second language, Eubank, Lynn (ed.), pp. 71 ff.1991.
Evidence, Analogy and Passive Knowledge: Comments on Lakshmanan. Point Counterpoint: Universal Grammar in the second language, Eubank, Lynn (ed.), pp. 411 ff.1991.