Interpretation of relative clauses by young children: Another look

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Interpretation of relative clauses sentences was investigated by having sixteen children between the ages of 3; 5 and 4 ; 6 act out sentences within four conditions that varied the number of potential referents for each noun within the sentence. No difference in interpretation accuracy was found between felicitous and infelicitous conditions or between biased and neutral conditions. This result raises problems for the view that children of this age know the pragmatic principles for interpreting relative clauses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-188
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Child Language
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 19 Aug 2002

Fingerprint

interpretation
pragmatics
Relative Clauses
Young children
Referent
Nouns

Cite this

@article{f35fc3c02bd64838b14ffa48d1a7b8f7,
title = "Interpretation of relative clauses by young children: Another look",
abstract = "Interpretation of relative clauses sentences was investigated by having sixteen children between the ages of 3; 5 and 4 ; 6 act out sentences within four conditions that varied the number of potential referents for each noun within the sentence. No difference in interpretation accuracy was found between felicitous and infelicitous conditions or between biased and neutral conditions. This result raises problems for the view that children of this age know the pragmatic principles for interpreting relative clauses.",
author = "Sarita Eisenberg",
year = "2002",
month = "8",
day = "19",
doi = "10.1017/S0305000901004986",
language = "English",
volume = "29",
pages = "177--188",
journal = "Journal of Child Language",
issn = "0305-0009",
publisher = "Cambridge University Press",
number = "1",

}

Interpretation of relative clauses by young children : Another look. / Eisenberg, Sarita.

In: Journal of Child Language, Vol. 29, No. 1, 19.08.2002, p. 177-188.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Interpretation of relative clauses by young children

T2 - Another look

AU - Eisenberg, Sarita

PY - 2002/8/19

Y1 - 2002/8/19

N2 - Interpretation of relative clauses sentences was investigated by having sixteen children between the ages of 3; 5 and 4 ; 6 act out sentences within four conditions that varied the number of potential referents for each noun within the sentence. No difference in interpretation accuracy was found between felicitous and infelicitous conditions or between biased and neutral conditions. This result raises problems for the view that children of this age know the pragmatic principles for interpreting relative clauses.

AB - Interpretation of relative clauses sentences was investigated by having sixteen children between the ages of 3; 5 and 4 ; 6 act out sentences within four conditions that varied the number of potential referents for each noun within the sentence. No difference in interpretation accuracy was found between felicitous and infelicitous conditions or between biased and neutral conditions. This result raises problems for the view that children of this age know the pragmatic principles for interpreting relative clauses.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0036340048&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1017/S0305000901004986

DO - 10.1017/S0305000901004986

M3 - Article

C2 - 11968882

AN - SCOPUS:0036340048

VL - 29

SP - 177

EP - 188

JO - Journal of Child Language

JF - Journal of Child Language

SN - 0305-0009

IS - 1

ER -