The Acquisition of Relative Clauses

Processing, typology and function

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| The University of Manchester
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Explaining the acquisition and processing of relative clauses has long challenged psycholinguistics researchers. The current volume presents a collection of chapters that consider the acquisition of relative clauses with a particular focus on function, typology, and language processing. A diverse range of theoretical approaches and languages are bought to bear on the acquisition of this construction type, making the volume unique in its coverage. The volume will appeal to students and scholars whose interest lies in the acquisition and processing of syntax with a particular focus on complex sentences in crosslinguistic and functionalist perspective.
[Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 8]  2011.  viii, 244 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction. The acquisition of relative clauses: Processing, typology, and function
Evan Kidd
1–12
Chapter 1. Relative clauses: Processing and acquisition
William O’Grady
13–38
Chapter 2. A connectionist account of the acquisition and processing of relative clauses
Hartmut Fitz, Franklin Chang and Morten H. Christiansen
39–60
Chapter 3. Learning from social interaction: The form and function of relative clauses in discourse and experimental studies with children
Silke Brandt
61–80
Chapter 4. Relative clause acquisition in Hebrew and the learning of constructions
Inbal Arnon
81–106
Chapter 5. Acquisition of relative clauses in Finnish: The effect of input
Minna Kirjavainen and Elena Lieven
107–140
Chapter 6. Learning to produce Quechua relative clauses
Ellen Courtney
141–172
Chapter 7. The acquisition of relative clauses in Japanese
Hiromi Ozeki
173–196
Chapter 8. The acquisition of relative clauses in Cantonese and Mandarin
Angel Chan, Stephen Matthews and Virginia Yip
197–226
Chapter 9. Structural priming in comprehension of relative clause sentences: In search of a frequency x regularity interaction.
James Hutton and Evan Kidd
227–242
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2011031920