Misha Becker

List of John Benjamins publications for which Misha Becker plays a role.

Title

Generative Linguistics and Acquisition: Studies in honor of Nina M. Hyams

Edited by Misha Becker, John Grinstead and Jason Rothman

Subjects Generative linguistics | Language acquisition | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Articles

Becker, Misha and Jeannette Schaeffer 2013 Animacy, argument structure and unaccusatives in child EnglishGenerative Linguistics and Acquisition: Studies in honor of Nina M. Hyams, Becker, Misha, John Grinstead and Jason Rothman (eds.), pp. 11–34
We offer evidence that children correctly represent unaccusative verbs as taking a single internal argument, rather than an external argument, and they raise this argument to subject position via A-movement, contra Babyonyshev et al. (2001). Our primary evidence comes from the distribution of… read more | Article
Becker, Misha, John Grinstead and Jason Rothman 2013 IntroductionGenerative Linguistics and Acquisition: Studies in honor of Nina M. Hyams, Becker, Misha, John Grinstead and Jason Rothman (eds.), pp. 1–10
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Becker, Misha 2002 The development of the copula in Child English: The lightness of beAnnual Review of Language Acquisition: Volume 2 (2002), Santelmann, Lynn, Maaike Verrips and Frank Wijnen (eds.), pp. 37–58
The dissertation summarized here provides an account of the fact that young children acquiring English (around age 2) often produce utterances like (1), in which they omit a form of the copula, be. (1)I in the kitchen. Children’s production of forms like (1) is interesting for two main reasons:… read more | Article