Javier Aguado-Orea

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In this study, we apply MOSAIC (model of syntax acquisition in children) to the simulation of the developmental patterning of children's optional infinitive (OI) errors in 4 languages: English, Dutch, German, and Spanish. MOSAIC, which has already simulated this phenomenon in Dutch and English, now implements a learning mechanism that better reflects the(More)
Grinstead (2000) argues that there is a stage in both Spanish and Catalan children's grammatical development when they are restricted to using verbs without overt subjects. However, the evidence for a 'no overt subjects' stage in early child Spanish is based on very thin data from a single child: Juan between the ages of 1;7 and 2;1. In the present note we(More)
Statistics and semantics in the acquisition of Spanish word order: Testing two accounts of the retreat from locative overgeneralization errors Abstract: Native speakers of Spanish (children aged 6–7, 10–11 and adults) rated grammatical and ungrammatical ground-and figure-locative sentences with high frequency, low frequency and novel verbs (e. g., Lisa(More)
How children acquire knowledge of verb inflection is a long-standing question in language acquisition research. In the present study, we test the predictions of some current constructivist and generativist accounts of the development of verb inflection by focusing on data from two Spanish-speaking children between the ages of 2;0 and 2;6. The constructivist(More)
(2006). How known constructions influence the acquisition of other constructions: The German passive and future constructions.6-year-olds to produce the transitive construction: The role of frequency, semantic similarity and shared syntactic distribution. L'accord morphologique du nombre dans la phrase nominale: Une étude sur l'acquisition du français. What(More)
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