Cristina Schmitt

List of John Benjamins publications for which Cristina Schmitt plays a role.

Book series


Lê, Ni-La, Hannah Forsythe and Cristina Schmitt 2019 Chapter 10. Vietnamese children’s interpretation of definite noun phrasesInterdisciplinary Perspectives on Vietnamese Linguistics, Duffield, Nigel, Trang Phan and Tue Trinh (eds.), pp. 215–240
Most work on the acquisition of definiteness examines languages with definite determiners and grammaticalised number, and finds slower acquisition of definiteness compared to number. We replicate an act-out task from Munn et al. (2006) testing comprehension of definites in Vietnamese – a language… read more | Chapter
Schmitt, Cristina and Ellen-Petra Kester 2014 Predicate nominals in Papiamentu: a comparison with Brazilian Portuguese and other languagesWeak Referentiality, Aguilar-Guevara, Ana, Bert Le Bruyn and Joost Zwarts (eds.), pp. 129–156
This paper presents a comparative analysis of number in predicate nominals in Papiamentu and Brazilian Portuguese. While Papiamentu predicate nominals do not show plural agreement when the subject is plural, Brazilian Portuguese shows agreement in spite of the fact that both languages allow number… read more | Article
Schmitt, Cristina and Karen Miller 2010 Chapter 2. Using comprehension methods in language acquisition researchExperimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research, Blom, Elma and Sharon Unsworth (eds.), pp. 35–56
This paper examines the effect of syllable-final /s/ lenition on the production and comprehension of plural marking in Spanish-speaking children. Two varieties of Spanish were examined. The first variety is Chilean Spanish where final /s/ undergoes a process of lenition and is sometimes omitted in… read more | Article
Kester, Ellen-Petra and Cristina Schmitt 2007 4. Papiamentu and Brazilian Portuguese: A comparative study of bare nominalsNoun Phrases in Creole Languages: A multi-faceted approach, Baptista, Marlyse and Jacqueline Guéron (eds.), pp. 107–143
This paper presents a comparative study on bare nominals in Papiamentu and Brazilian Portuguese, taking into account also the distribution of definite and indefinite articles in these languages. Following Munn and Schmitt (2001) and Schmitt and Munn (1999 , 2003), we argue bare singulars in both… read more | Chapter
Pérez-Leroux, Ana Teresa, Cristina Schmitt and Alan Munn 2004 The Development of Inalienable Possession in English and SpanishRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2002: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’, Groningen, 28–30 November 2002, Bok-Bennema, Reineke, Bart Hollebrandse, Brigitte Kampers-Manhe and Petra Sleeman (eds.), pp. 199 ff.
Munn, Alan and Cristina Schmitt 2002 Bare nouns and the morphosyntax of numberCurrent Issues in Romance Languages: Selected papers from the 29th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Ann Arbor, 8–11 April 1999, Satterfield, Teresa, Christina Tortora and Diana Cresti (eds.), pp. 225–239
Schmitt, Cristina and Alan Munn 2002 The syntax and semantics of bare arguments in Brazilian PortugueseLinguistic Variation Yearbook 2002, Pica, Pierre (ed.), pp. 185–216
Schmitt, Cristina 2000 Some Consequences of the Complement Analysis for Relative Clauses, Demonstratives and the Wrong AdjectivesThe Syntax of Relative Clauses, Alexiadou, Artemis, Paul Law, André Meinunger and Chris Wilder (eds.), pp. 309 ff.
Schmitt, Cristina 1999 Determiner transparency: Evidence from Brazilian PortugueseSemantic Issues in Romance Syntax, Treviño, Esthela and José Lema (eds.), pp. 263 ff.