"Frequent Frames" in German Child-Directed Speech: A Limited Cue to Grammatical Categories

@article{Stumper2011FrequentFI,
  title={"Frequent Frames" in German Child-Directed Speech: A Limited Cue to Grammatical Categories},
  author={Barbara Stumper and Colin J. Bannard and Elena Lieven and Michael Tomasello},
  journal={Cognitive science},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={1190-205}
}
Mintz (2003) found that in English child-directed speech, frequently occurring frames formed by linking the preceding (A) and succeeding (B) word (A_x_B) could accurately predict the syntactic category of the intervening word (x). This has been successfully extended to French (Chemla, Mintz, Bernal, & Christophe, 2009). In this paper, we show that, as for Dutch (Erkelens, 2009), frequent frames in German do not enable such accurate lexical categorization. This can be explained by the… CONTINUE READING
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