Structure and meaning in the acquisition of scope

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This chapter presents results from a series of interconnected experiments designed to investigate the development of quantificational competence. Focusing on the case of scope relations between multiple quantificational elements, I present a new account of a systematic and pervasive non-adult pattern previously believed to reflect a grammatical difference between preschoolers and adults (e.g., Musolino, 1998; Musolino, Crain & Thornton, 2000).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSemantics in Acquisition
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)1402044844, 9781402044847
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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