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Growth in syntactic complexity between four years and adulthood: evidence from a narrative task

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Studies examining productive syntax have used varying elicitation methods and have tended to focus on either young children or adolescents/adults, so we lack an account of syntactic development throughout middle childhood. We describe here the results of an analysis of clause complexity in narratives produced by 354 speakers aged from four years to adulthood using the Expressive, Receptive, and Recall of Narrative Instrument (ERRNI). We show that the number of clauses per utterance increased ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/S0305000918000144

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
St Johns College
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Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Child Language Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
5
Pages:
1174-1197
Publication date:
2018-06-04
Acceptance date:
2018-03-14
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EISSN:
1469-7602
ISSN:
0305-0009
Pubs id:
pubs:831777
URN:
uri:d475a115-1bd3-4b9f-8d57-b7fe399ac8cd
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uuid:d475a115-1bd3-4b9f-8d57-b7fe399ac8cd
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pubs:831777

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