Closed-class items

The syntactic structure of a sentence is determined by its functional or closed-class items. In this line of work, we are studying how children analyze closed-class items, asking (i) whether learners’ computations reflect the special role of these items in sentence structure and (ii) how these analyses shape learners’ grammatical representations.

(Getz & Newport, 2018 GALANA talk, 2018 BUCLD poster, and in prep)

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