The contributors to the Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Child Language Research Forum explore their findings on language acquisition in a variety of the world's languages, reflecting the diversity of interests in the field and the range of languages being studied. This volume makes an empirical, as well as a theoretical, contribution to linguistic research. Since its inception in 1967, the Forum has provided an informal but critical setting for the presentation of new ideas and research on first language acquisition. The Forum itself is sponsored by the Linguistics Department at Stanford, and is organised by graduate students. The Forum draws researchers from around the globe. The papers presented at the Forum reflect the diversity of interests in the field and the range of languages being studied.
1. Isolating the CVC root in Tzeltal Mayan Penelope Brown; 2. Functors in early on-line sentence comprehension Allyson K. Carter and LouAnn Gerken; 3. Preschoolers produce multiple words for unfamiliar objects Gedeon Deák and Michael P. Maratsos; 4. From Adam('s) and Eve('s) to mine and yours in singletons and siblings Werner Deutsch, Angela Wagner, Renate Burchardt, Karen Jahn, Nina Schulz; 5. Pronomial reference in 3-year-olds' narratives Norma Jean Gomme and Carolyn E. Johnson; 6. The role of prosody in the acquisition of grammatical morphemes Richard F. S. Hung; 7. The acquisition of vertical path in Tzotil (Mayan) Lourdes de León; 8. Maternal labeling practices and infants' lexical constraints Elise Frank Masur; 9. A reconsideration of the mutual exclusivity bias in young 2-year-olds William E. Merriman and Colleen M. Stevenson; 10. English-speaking one-year-olds are verb learners, too Letitia Naigles; 11. Gender-based differences in the language of Japanese preschool children Kei Nakamura; 12. Overextension of intransitive verbs in the acquisition of Japanese Masami Nomura and Yasuhiro Shirai; 13. Pronomialization in the narratives of Turkish-speaking children Hülya Özcan; 14. The acquisition of past-tense inflection in Icelandic and Norwegian children Hrafnhildur Ragnarsdóttir, Hanne Gram Simonsen and Kim Plunkett; 15. The linguistic encoding of spatial relations in Scandinavian child language development Sven Strömqvist and Hrafnhildur Ragnarsdóttir; 16.The verbalization of motion events in Arrenrnte (Central Australia) David P. Wilkins; 17.Segmentation and word discovery Michael Brent and Joost van der Weijer; 18. Pragmatic comprehension Eileen Shu-Hui Chen; 19. Is the simultaneous acquisition of two languages in early childhood equal to acquiring each of the two languages individually? Suzanne Döpke; 20. Codas, word minimality, and empty-headed syllables Heather Goad; 21. A cross-linguistic perspective on the acquisition of PRO Helen Goodluck, Arhonto Terzi, Gema Chocano; 22. Phonological acquisition and the initial ranking of faithfulness constraints Mark Hale, Charles Reiss; 23. The role of input in the acquisition of past verbs forms in English and Dutch Annick De Houwer; 24. Scope and distributivity in child Mandarin Thomas Hun-Tak Lee; 25. Role of prosody in the discrimination of foreign languages by newborns Thierry Nazzi; 26. Using the semantics associated with syntactic frames for interpretation without the aid of non-linguistic context Nitya Sethuraman, Adele E. Goldberg, Judith Goodman; 27. Phonological and acoustic bases for early grammatical category assignment: a cross-linguistic perspective Rushen Shi, James Morgan, Paul Allopenna; 28. Perspectives on an emerging language: creolization and critical periods Judy A. Kegl, John McWhorter.
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