Syntactic Priming in Language Acquisition

Representations, mechanisms and applications

ORCID logoKatherine Messenger | University of Warwick
ISBN 9789027211637 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027257376 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Syntactic priming is a naturally-occurring psycholinguistic phenomenon that has been used as an experimental manipulation to great effect: over the last 20 years, syntactic priming research with children of different backgrounds has added to our understanding of the mechanisms and stages of syntactic development and priming. This collection of original articles explores the state of the art in that literature. Ten chapters review the findings of syntactic priming research with monolingual and multilingual, typically-developing and atypically-developing child populations from a variety of language backgrounds. The expert authors explore what syntactic priming has revealed about children’s development of syntax and propose ways in which methodological innovations and broadening the scope of future research can build on this. The collection will be a useful resource for researchers from diverse areas of the field of child language, particularly those with a focus on grammatical development.
[Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 31] 2022.  viii, 226 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Gambi, Chiara & Katherine Messenger
2023. The Role of Prediction Error in 4-Year-Olds’ Learning of English Direct Object Datives. Languages 8:4  pp. 276 ff. DOI logo
Smith, Giuditta, Benedetta Bianchi Janetti, Megha Sarin & Maria Garraffa
2023. Grammar in Adults with Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Scoping Review from the Last 10 Years. Languages 8:4  pp. 248 ff. DOI logo

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Main BIC Subject

CFDC: Language acquisition

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2022030396