Thursday 7 September, 2017 16:30 to 17:00
Acquisition of Clausal Comparatives by Parameter Setting
Speaker: Ryosuke Hattori, University of Connecticut
Authors: Ryosuke Hattori
This paper explains a cross-linguistic variation that some languages allow quantity-clausal comparatives (QCC) but not degree-clausal comparatives (DCC), in terms of the Subset Principle (Manzini and Wexler 1987), by proposing a parameter where less marked value is [-DCC] and more marked value is [+DCC]. A prediction that comprehension performance of individual English (which allows both QCC and DCC) learning children should be higher (or equal to) for the QCC than DCC was confirmed to be true (p = .0173 by Wilcoxon signed-rank) by conducting experiments using the truth value judgment task (TVJT) on 15 English-learning children (3;3-5;10, mean age 4;5).
L1 acquisition - Session II
15:00 h. to 15:30 h.
Oral presentationThe acquisition of 'bridging' tested in a coloring task
Speaker: Jasmijn Bosch, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Speaker: Manuela Pinto, Universiteit Utrecht
Speaker: Shalom Zuckerman, Universiteit Utrecht
15:30 h. to 16:00 h.
Oral presentationA Corpus Study of the Distribution of Possessives in Child and Adult Emirati Arabic
Speaker: Dimitrios Ntelitheos, United Arab Emirates University
16:00 h. to 16:30 h.
Oral presentationJapanese 2-year-olds' Use of Multiple Cues in Verb Acquisition
Speaker: Ayumi Matsuo, Kobe College