Silke Brandt

List of John Benjamins publications for which Silke Brandt plays a role.


Brandt, Silke 2020 Social cognitive and later language acquisitionCurrent Perspectives on Child Language Acquisition: How children use their environment to learn, Rowland, Caroline F., Anna L. Theakston, Ben Ambridge and Katherine E. Twomey (eds.), pp. 155–170 | Chapter
A great number of studies suggest that children’s acquisition of mental-state language supports, or even facilitates, their understanding of others’ mental states and perspectives. However, based on previous research, it has often been difficult to determine which aspects of mental-state… read more
Many studies have shown that children start to build schematic representations of syntactic constructions around those verbs that are most frequently used in these constructions. In some constructions, however, these frequent verbs are used with only a small number of other specific items. An… read more
According to usage-based and constructivist approaches to language development, linguistic categories and structures have semantic content and a communicative function. Relative clauses (RCs) serve a variety of functions in spoken discourse. Depending on their function, RCs occur in different… read more
According to usage-based approaches, representations and processing of linguistic constructions emerge from usage events. We present corpus data, which show that object relative clauses are mostly attached to an inanimate head NP and contain a pronominal subject (the ball that he just threw). In… read more