Peng Zhou

List of John Benjamins publications for which Peng Zhou plays a role.


Giblin, Iain, Peng Zhou, Cory Bill, Jiawei Shi and Stephen Crain 2024 Chapter 2. To acquire a recursive grammar, children start with a recursive procedure (MERGE)Multifaceted Multilingualism, Grohmann, Kleanthes K. (ed.), pp. 22–46 | Chapter
Recursion is a central topic in language acquisition because it helps to inform an explanatorily adequate theory of the human language faculty. Some researchers (e.g., Roeper, 2011) have proposed that it is possible for children’s early grammars to include a transitory acquisition stage that is… read more
This study investigated the interpretation assigned to disjunction by Mandarin-speaking children and adults in negative sentences with either overt or covert disjunction. In one condition, both negation and disjunction were phonologically realized in the second conjunct of a coordinate structure.… read more
Crain, Stephen and Peng Zhou 2018 Chapter 11. The meaning of question words in statements in child MandarinSemantics in Language Acquisition, Syrett, Kristen and Sudha Arunachalam (eds.), pp. 250–274 | Chapter
This paper reports the findings of three experiments investigating children’s emerging knowledge of the semantics of information-seeking questions and declarative statements in Mandarin Chinese. Mandarin is particularly revealing about the semantic relationship between questions and statements,… read more
Zhou, Peng 2017 Chapter 10. Free choice and wh-indefinites in child MandarinStudies in Chinese and Japanese Language Acquisition: In honor of Stephen Crain, Nakayama, Mineharu, Yi-ching Su and Aijun Huang (eds.), pp. 223–235 | Chapter
The present study reports findings from experimental studies investigating Mandarin-speaking children’s knowledge of the free choice reading of existential expressions like wh-indefinites. Twenty-eight monolingual Mandarin-speaking children and twenty-two Mandarin-speaking adults participated in… read more