Mihaela Pirvulescu

List of John Benjamins publications for which Mihaela Pirvulescu plays a role.


Bello, Sophia et Mihaela Pirvulescu 2022 L’acquisition des objets directs et indirects en français L1Language, Interaction and Acquisition 13:1, pp. 63–92 | Article
Cet article compare la production des clitiques objets directs (OD) et indirects (OI) chez les enfants francophones. L’analyse s’appuie, d’une part, sur des données spontanées du corpus York de la base de données CHILDES, et d’autre part, sur des données induites récoltées auprès de 48 enfants… read more
Pérez-Leroux, Ana Teresa, Mihaela Pirvulescu, Yves Roberge and Nelleke Strik 2017 Clitics as input to the acquisition of verbal transitivity in FrenchTransitivity and Valency: From theory to acquisition, Fotiadou, Georgia and Hélène Vassiliadou (eds.), pp. 117–133 | Article
We investigate the effect of French clitic construction on verb learning. In French, object pronouns precede the verb, and the canonical direct object position remains empty. We test whether children treat such contexts as input for transitivity (since a direct object is morphologically… read more
Pirvulescu, Mihaela, Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux and Yves Roberge 2012 A bidirectional study of object omissions in French-English bilingualsMultilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies, Braunmüller, Kurt and Christoph Gabriel (eds.), pp. 171–188 | Article
A common assumption in the field of bilingual acquisition is that while bilinguals might have separate language representations, the languages can also influence one another. Previous studies on object (clitic) omission consider a combination of null argument and non-null argument languages, and… read more
Pirvulescu, Mihaela 2006 Agreement Paradigms Across Moods and TensesNew Perspectives on Romance Linguistics: Vol. I: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics, Nishida, Chiyo and Jean-Pierre Y. Montreuil (eds.), pp. 229 ff. | Article
This article investigates the verbal agreement paradigms of the subjunctive and the imperative across Romance languages. The starting observation is that these paradigms seem to be always identical to an indicative agreement paradigm. The proposed generalization is the following: the morphological… read more
Pérez-Leroux, Ana Teresa, Mihaela Pirvulescu and Yves Roberge 2006 Early Object Omission in Child French and EnglishNew Perspectives on Romance Linguistics: Vol. I: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics, Nishida, Chiyo and Jean-Pierre Y. Montreuil (eds.), pp. 213 ff. | Article
We examine the syntactic nature of object omissions in child language with a study comparing French and English-speaking children’s elicited production. We adopt a theoretical approach to transitivity where interactions between modules of the grammar create a rich and flexible system of null… read more