Anna Gavarró

List of John Benjamins publications for which Anna Gavarró plays a role.

Book series


Subjects Language acquisition | Romance linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


In this paper, we investigate the acquisition of relativisation in young children exposed to Moroccan Arabic. The aim of the experiment reported is to test the hypothesis by Friedmann, Belletti and Rizzi (2009) according to which children follow a stricter version of Relativised Minimality (RM)… read more
Previous cross-linguistic research showed that verbal passives are delayed in child grammar. Moreover, Maratsos et al. (1985) found that actional passives elicit more adult-like results than non-actional passives in child English. Hirsch & Wexler (2006) proposed that the adult-like results… read more
Gavarró, Anna 2018 IntroductionOn the Acquisition of the Syntax of Romance, Gavarró, Anna (ed.), pp. 1–4 | Chapter
Gavarró, Anna and Myriam Cantú-Sánchez 2016 A study on an alleged case of Spanish SLI and the founder effectBiolinguistic Investigations on the Language Faculty, Di Sciullo, Anna Maria (ed.), pp. 169–194 | Article
According to Villanueva et al. (2008), the incidence of Specific Language Impairment in the child population of a Chilean South Pacific island is 35%, five to seven times higher than in the continental population. While this research pinpointed a relationship between the children’s genetic profile… read more
Gavarró, Anna and Anna Lite 2015 Quantification in Catalan SLISpecific Language Impairment: Current trends in research, Stavrakaki, Stavroula (ed.), pp. 191–214 | Article
In recent years researchers have pointed out various domains in which children with SLI differ from typically developing children. However, the language faculty is not compromised as a whole in SLI. In this paper we consider an area that appears to be spared: knowledge of quantification. We compare… read more
Gavarró, Anna and Silvia Martínez-Ferreiro 2011 Cartography and agrammatic syntactic production in Ibero-RomanceRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2009: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Nice 2009, Berns, Janine, Haike Jacobs and Tobias Scheer (eds.), pp. 115–132 | Article
Friedmann’s work has shown that the syntactic productions of Broca’s aphasics are much more selectively impaired than previously thought. Here we entertain the Tree Pruning Hypothesis of Friedmann and evaluate its predictions in Catalan, Galician and Spanish, under the assumption that the… read more
Gavarró, Anna and Yolanda Cabré-Sans 2009 Subjects, verb classes and word order in child CatalanHispanic Child Languages: Typical and impaired development, Grinstead, John (ed.), pp. 175–194 | Article
A line of research initiated in Borer and Wexler (1987) and more recently pursued in Wexler (2004) indicates that language acquisition is conditioned by the maturation of the principles that regulate the projection of derived subjects. We consider what might be the consequences of assuming such… read more
Gavarró, Anna, Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux and Thomas Roeper 2006 Definite and bare noun contrasts in child CatalanThe Acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languages, Torrens, Vincent and Linda Escobar (eds.), pp. 51–68 | Article
Thirty-three children aged 3–5 were tested for comprehension of definite and bare noun (BN) contrasts in Catalan, a language with bare nouns in direct object but not in subject position. Catalan objects have the same semantics as English subjects: BNs map to generic and definites into specific… read more
Solà, Jaume and Anna Gavarró 2006 Subextraction in Romance InterrogativesRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2004: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’, Leiden, 9–11 December 2004, Doetjes, Jenny and Paz González (eds.), pp. 297–315 | Article
Wexler, Kenneth, Anna Gavarró and Vincent Torrens 2004 Feature Checking and Object Clitic Omission in Child Catalan 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. 253 ff. | Article
Gavarró, Anna 2002 Failure to agree in agrammatismClinical Linguistics: Theory and applications in speech pathology and therapy, Fava, Elisabetta (ed.), pp. 267–278 | Article
Escobar, Linda and Anna Gavarró 2000 The acquisition of clitics and strong pronouns in CatalanClitics in Phonology, Morphology and Syntax, Gerlach, Birgit and Janet Grijzenhout (eds.), pp. 161–180 | Article
Within the experimental tradition of the study of acquisition of pronouns, one major aim has been to test whether binding principles are innate. Most findings support the claim that whether binding is innate, pragmatic notions like ‘point of view’ or ‘discourse-context’, which are related to free… read more
Cortés, Corinne and Anna Gavarró 1997 Subject-object asymmetries and the clitic enClitics, Pronouns and Movement, Black, James R. and Virginia Motapanyane (eds.), pp. 39 ff. | Article