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dc.contributor.authorAmbridge, Benen_UK
dc.contributor.authorTatsumi, Tomokoen_UK
dc.contributor.authorDoherty, Lauraen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMaitreyee, Ramyaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBannard, Colinen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSamanta, Soumitraen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcCauley, Stewarten_UK
dc.contributor.authorArnon, Inbalen_UK
dc.contributor.authorZicherman, Shiraen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBekman, Danien_UK
dc.contributor.authorEfrati, Amiren_UK
dc.contributor.authorBerman, Ruthen_UK
dc.contributor.authorNarasimhan, Bhuvanaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSharma, Dipti Misraen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFukumura, Kumikoen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-30T00:05:35Z-
dc.date.available2020-06-30T00:05:35Z-
dc.date.issued2020-09en_UK
dc.identifier.other104310en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/31354-
dc.description.abstractThis preregistered study tested three theoretical proposals for how children form productive yet restricted linguistic generalizations, avoiding errors such as *The clown laughed the man, across three age groups (5–6 years, 9–10 years, adults) and five languages (English, Japanese, Hindi, Hebrew and K'iche'). Participants rated, on a five-point scale, correct and ungrammatical sentences describing events of causation (e.g., *Someone laughed the man; Someone made the man laugh; Someone broke the truck; ?Someone made the truck break). The verb-semantics hypothesis predicts that, for all languages, by-verb differences in acceptability ratings will be predicted by the extent to which the causing and caused event (e.g., amusing and laughing) merge conceptually into a single event (as rated by separate groups of adult participants). The entrenchment and preemption hypotheses predict, for all languages, that by-verb differences in acceptability ratings will be predicted by, respectively, the verb's relative overall frequency, and frequency in nearly-synonymous constructions (e.g., X made Y laugh for *Someone laughed the man). Analysis using mixed effects models revealed that entrenchment/preemption effects (which could not be distinguished due to collinearity) were observed for all age groups and all languages except K'iche', which suffered from a thin corpus and showed only preemption sporadically. All languages showed effects of event-merge semantics, except K'iche' which showed only effects of supplementary semantic predictors. We end by presenting a computational model which successfully simulates this pattern of results in a single discriminative-learning mechanism, achieving by-verb correlations of around r = 0.75 with human judgment data.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_UK
dc.relationAmbridge B, Tatsumi T, Doherty L, Maitreyee R, Bannard C, Samanta S, McCauley S, Arnon I, Zicherman S, Bekman D, Efrati A, Berman R, Narasimhan B, Sharma DM & Fukumura K (2020) The crosslinguistic acquisition of sentence structure: Computational modeling and grammaticality judgments from adult and child speakers of English, Japanese, Hindi, Hebrew and K'iche'. Cognition, 202, Art. No.: 104310. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104310en_UK
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. You are not required to obtain permission to reuse this article.en_UK
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_UK
dc.subjectChild language acquisitionen_UK
dc.subjectVerb semanticsen_UK
dc.subjectPreemptionen_UK
dc.subjectEntrenchmenten_UK
dc.subjectCausativeen_UK
dc.subjectEnglishen_UK
dc.subjectJapaneseen_UK
dc.subjectHindien_UK
dc.subjectHebrewen_UK
dc.subjectK'icheen_UK
dc.titleThe crosslinguistic acquisition of sentence structure: Computational modeling and grammaticality judgments from adult and child speakers of English, Japanese, Hindi, Hebrew and K'iche'en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104310en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleCognitionen_UK
dc.citation.issn1873-7838en_UK
dc.citation.issn0010-0277en_UK
dc.citation.volume202en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderEconomic and Social Research Councilen_UK
dc.citation.date28/06/2020en_UK
dc.description.notesAdditional co-authors: Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Seth Campbell, Clifton Pye, Pedro Mateo Pedro, Sindy Fabiola Can Pixabaj, Mario Marroquín Pelíz, Margarita Julajuj Mendozaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Liverpoolen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationKobe Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Liverpoolen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Liverpoolen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Liverpoolen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Liverpoolen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Iowaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHebrew University of Jerusalemen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHebrew University of Jerusalemen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHebrew University of Jerusalemen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHebrew University of Jerusalemen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationTel Aviv Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Colorado Boulderen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Information Technologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationPsychologyen_UK
dc.identifier.wtid1640176en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-3449-9503en_UK
dc.date.accepted2020-04-13en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2020-06-29en_UK
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