Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics

Semantics in Acquisition

Editors: van Geenhoven, Veerle (Ed.)

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This book is unique in that it relates two linguistic subfields: Semantics and Language Acquisition. The volume contains a collection of writings that focuses on semantic phenomena and their interpretation in the analysis of the language of a learner. The variety of phenomena that are addressed is substantial: temporal aspect and tense, specificity, quantification, scope, finiteness, focus structure, and focus particles. The number of languages in which these phenomena are investigated is very large as well: Dutch, English, German, Inuktitut, Italian, Japanese, and Polish, to name a few. The volume creates a theoretical as well as an empirical bridge between semantic research on the one hand and psycholinguistic acquisition studies on the other.

About the authors

Veerle Van Geenhoven is a formal semanticist with a primary interest in crosslinguistic research. She received a 'Dr.phil.' degree in linguistics from the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany, in 1996, and a university lecturing qualification (Habilitation) from the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany, in 2005. She held positions at the University of Stuttgart, the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the University of Bielefeld, UC Santa Cruz, and the Radboud University in Nijjmegen. In the last years, her research has been made possible by a fellowship of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Everybody Knows

    Luisa Meroni, Andrea Gualmini, Stephen Crain

    Pages 89-114

  • The Effect of Context on Children'S Interpretations of Universally Quantified Sentences

    Kenneth F Drozd, Erik van Loosbroek

    Pages 115-140

  • Structure and Meaning in the Acquisition of Scope

    Julien Musolino

    Pages 141-166

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Semantics in Acquisition
Editors
  • Veerle van Geenhoven
Series Title
Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
Series Volume
35
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4485-4
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4485-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8513-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4484-7
Series ISSN
1873-0043
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 355
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