Naama Friedmann

List of John Benjamins publications for which Naama Friedmann plays a role.

Book series


Friedmann, Naama, Maya Yachini and Ronit Szterman 2015 Relatively easy relatives: Children with syntactic SLI avoid interventionStructures, Strategies and Beyond: Studies in honour of Adriana Belletti, Di Domenico, Elisa, Cornelia Hamann and Simona Matteini (eds.), pp. 303–320
We tested whether the relativized relatives approach, which suggests that typically-developing children encounter difficulties with movement structures in which one lexically-restricted NP intervenes in the movement of another lexically-restricted NP, also applies to syntactic SLI (SySLI). We… read more | Article
Whereas both Hebrew and Palestinian Arabic use resumption in object relatives, children with hearing impairment show completely different patterns of comprehension and production of object relatives in the two languages. This research compared the performance in the two languages, connecting the… read more | Article
Costa, João and Naama Friedmann 2009 Hebrew and Arabic children going Romance: On the acquisition of word order in Semitic and RomanceRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ Amsterdam 2007, Aboh, Enoch O., Elisabeth van der Linden, Josep Quer and Petra Sleeman (eds.), pp. 51–66
In Hebrew, European-Portuguese, Spanish, and Palestinian-Arabic both SV and VS orders are possible. In the early stages of sentence construction, however, children acquiring these languages do not use the whole array of word orders in their language. Their word order preference differs in the… read more | Article
Friedmann, Naama, Rama Novogrodsky, Ronit Szterman and Omer Preminger 2008 Resumptive pronouns as a last resort when movement is impaired: Relative clauses in hearing impairmentCurrent Issues in Generative Hebrew Linguistics, Armon-Lotem, Sharon, Gabi Danon and Susan Rothstein (eds.), pp. 267–290
This study tested 14 school-age orally-trained children with hearing impairment who have a deficit in A-bar movement, manifested in an impaired comprehension of object relatives and topicalization structures. When they produce a grammatical object relative clause, they typically produce it with a… read more | Article