Edith L. Bavin

List of John Benjamins publications for which Edith L. Bavin plays a role.


The Acquisition of Ergativity

Edited by Edith L. Bavin and Sabine Stoll

Subjects Applied linguistics | Language acquisition | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Applied linguistics | Language acquisition | Language teaching


Bybee’s (e.g., 2006, 2010, 2013) view is that grammar is the cognitive organisation of one’s experience with the language. Evidence from the language acquisition field supports this approach. A major task for the child in acquiring a language is detecting distributional properties of the language… read more
Bavin, Edith L. 2015 Memory profiles of children with SLISpecific Language Impairment: Current trends in research, Stavrakaki, Stavroula (ed.), pp. 125–144 | Article
The chapter provides an overview of specific language impairment (SLI) and selected research focussing on the memory profiles of children with SLI. The research shows that capacity limitations are associated with SLI and problems extend beyond the verbal domain. The second part of the chapter… read more
Bavin, Edith L. 2013 The acquisition of ergative case in WarlpiriThe Acquisition of Ergativity, Bavin, Edith L. and Sabine Stoll (eds.), pp. 107–132 | Article
Ellipsis of core arguments in Warlpiri reduces the contexts in which children hear ergative case forms. The chapter discusses this and other possible factors that might impact on children’s acquisition of ergative morphology. Two sets of data are discussed. Naturalistic data show that by the age of… read more
Stoll, Sabine and Edith L. Bavin 2013 The acquisition of ergativityThe Acquisition of Ergativity, Bavin, Edith L. and Sabine Stoll (eds.), pp. 1–14 | Article
Bavin, Edith L. 1998 Factors of typology on language acquisition: some examples from WarlpiriCase, Typology and Grammar: In honor of Barry J. Blake, Siewierska, Anna and Jae Jung Song (eds.), pp. 37 ff. | Article
Bavin, Edith L. 1995 The Obligation Modality in Western Nilotic LanguagesModality in Grammar and Discourse, Bybee, Joan L. and Suzanne Fleischman (eds.), pp. 107 ff. | Article
Bavin, Edith L. 1991 The acquisition of Warlpiri kin termsPragmatics 1:3, pp. 319–344 | Article
Bavin, Edith L. 1987 Anaphora in children’s WarlpiriAustralian Applied Language Studies, McNamara, Tim F. (ed.), pp. 1–11 | Article
The paper examines developmental aspects relating to how Warlpiri children introduce referents and maintain reference in narrative. Comparisons are made with the three levels of development proposed by Karmiloff-Smith, based on her work on cohesion in narrative with French- and English-speaking… read more