Heike Behrens

List of John Benjamins publications for which Heike Behrens plays a role.


Subjects Corpus linguistics | Language acquisition | Theoretical linguistics


Current version of usage-based grammars propose that grammatical categories are language-specific local generalizations rather than universal building blocks of linguistic structure. This changes the perspective on what learning syntax or morphology is about. Instead of activating innate… read more
German children seem to acquire plural marking with apparent ease, although plural is encoded by several allomorphs with different degrees of predictability. Data from a dense database of a boy between age 2;0 and 2;5 show that all plural allomorphs are abstracted early and are used for… read more
Verspoor, Marjolijn H. and Heike Behrens 2011 Dynamic Systems Theory and a usage-based approach to Second Language DevelopmentA Dynamic Approach to Second Language Development: Methods and techniques, Verspoor, Marjolijn H., Kees de Bot and Wander Lowie (eds.), pp. 25–38 | Article