People constantly use concepts and word meaning to recognize entities and objects in their environment, to anticipate how entities will behave and interact with one another, to know how objects should be used, and to understand language.
It has been noted that adverbial clauses can precede or follow the main clause with which they are associated and that there are crosslinguistic tendencies that account for ordering preferences in given languages.
Syntactic theories are often evaluated using something like Occam’s razor – we syntacticians typically prefer the theory with the smallest set of grammatical operations.
The presentation will begin by describing an overall model that synthesizes the contextual and intraindividual factors that contribute to L2 learning and then shift to the ubiquitous topic of cross-linguistic transfer.
The collection of large text sources has revolutionized the field of natural language processing
This talk presents and analyzes main findings on the morphosyntax of number and gender agreement in the nominal domain of heritage language grammars.
Cultural norms surrounding heterosexuality have been shown to influence legal and popular understandings of rape.
The experimental, historical and theoretical literatures have identified a range of properties that allow a morpho-syntactically singular noun phrase to antecede “they”.
Most children speak their first word around age one, but babies know a great deal about their language before they start to speak.
Indigenous languages have arrived at a time of great peril and promise.