- Volume 14 Issue 2
The present study, focusing on the stress-shift constructions, examines the tendency of young children to give wrong wide scope interpretation in language acquisition and questions the validity of the guess pattern hypothesis argued by Grodzinsky & Reinhart (1993). According to the hypothesis, children know that they have to construct a reference-set, keep two representations in working memory, and check whether the interpretation needed in the given context justifies selection of competing reference sets, but their working memory is not big enough to hold the materials needed to complete the execution of this task. Hence they give up and resort to a guess. 1 carried out an experiment of 16 Korean children aged 3;9 to 6;2 to find out whether children have more difficulty in the interpretation of stress-shift constructions than of constructions with a nuclear stress, and therefore perform the interpretation of the former by guessing. Assuming that the tendency is caused by a deficiency in contextual computation rather than reference set computation, I try to explain it in terms of pragmatic considerations.
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- The Minimalist Program Chomsky,N.
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- Linguistic Inquiry v.24 A null theory of phrase and compound stress Cinque,G.
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- 8th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing Children's Interpretive Use of Emphatic Stress Halbert,A.;S.Crain;D.Shankweiler;E.Woodams
- The growth of logical thinking from childhood to adolescence Inhelder,B;J.Piaget
- The early growth of logic in the child Inhelder,B.;J.Piaget
- Ph. D. thesis, University College London Aspects of the Acquisition of Quantification:Experimental Studies of English and Korean Children Kang,H.K.
- Lingua v.111 no.8 Quantifier spreading:linguistic and pragmatic considerations Kang,H.K.
- University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers:Papers in the Acquisition of WH Maxfield,T.;B.Plunkett
- Doctoral Dissertation, University of Massachusetts at Amherst Event Quantification in the Acquisition of Universal Quantification Philip,W.
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- Maxfield and Plunkett(1991) Quantifier Spreading in the acquisition of every Philip,W.;M.Takahashi
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- Proceedings of the Stanford Child Language Conference On the accquisition of All and Some Roeper,T.;E.Matthei
- The Processing Cost of Reference-Set Computation:Guess Patterns in Acquisition Reinhart,T.
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