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  1. Jennifer Culbertson, Paul Smolensky & Géraldine Legendre (2012). Learning Biases Predict a Word Order Universal. Cognition 122 (3):306-329.
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  2. Géraldine Legendre & Paul Smolensky (2012). On the Asymmetrical Difficulty of Acquiring Person Reference in French: Production Versus Comprehension. [REVIEW] Journal of Logic, Language and Information 21 (1):7-30.
    Young French children freely produce subject pronouns by the age of 2. However, by age 2 and a half they fail to interpret 3rd person pronouns in an experimental setting designed to select a referent among three participants (speaker, hearer, and other). No such problems are found with 1st and 2nd person pronouns. We formalize our analysis of these empirical results in terms of direction-sensitive optimizations, showing that uni-directionality of optimization, when combined with non-adult-like constraint rankings, explains the general acquisition (...)
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  3. Thierry Nazzi, Isabelle Barrière, Louise Goyet, Sarah Kresh & Géraldine Legendre (2011). Tracking Irregular Morphophonological Dependencies in Natural Language: Evidence From the Acquisition of Subject-Verb Agreement in French. Cognition 120 (1):119-135.
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  4. Lotte Hogeweg, Géraldine Legendre & Paul Smolensky (2010). Kinship Terminology: Polysemy or Categorization? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (5):386-387.
    The target article offers an analysis of the categorization of kin types and empirical evidence that cross-cultural universals may be amenable to OT explanation. Since the analysis concerns the structuring of conceptual categories rather than the use of words, it differs from previous OT analyses in lexical semantics in what is considered to be the input and output of optimization.
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  5. Géraldine Legendre (2006). Early Child Grammars: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Morphosyntactic Production. Cognitive Science 30 (5):803-835.
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