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The nature and frequency of relative clauses in the language children hear and the language children read: a developmental cross-corpus analysis of English complex grammar

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As written language contains more complex syntax than spoken language, exposure to written language provides opportunities for children to experience language input different from everyday speech. We investigated the distribution and nature of relative clauses in three large developmental corpora: one of child-directed speech (targeted at pre-schoolers) and two of text written for children, namely picture books targeted at pre-schoolers for shared reading and children’s own reading books. Rel...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0305000921000957

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Funding agency for:
Nation, K
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PF2/180013
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Nuffield Foundation
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EDO/43392
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Journal of Child Language More from this journal
Volume:
50
Issue:
3
Pages:
555 - 580
Publication date:
2022-03-07
Acceptance date:
2021-12-16
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1469-7602
ISSN:
0305-0009
Language:
English
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1231486
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pubs:1231486
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2022-01-11

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