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    The Development of Abstract Syntax: Evidence From Structural Priming and the Lexical Boost.Caroline F. Rowland, Franklin Chang, Ben Ambridge, Julian M. Pine & Elena Vm Lieven - 2012 - Cognition 125 (1):49-63.
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    A Construction Based Analysis of Child Directed Speech.Thea Cameron‐Faulkner, Elena Lieven & Michael Tomasello - 2003 - Cognitive Science 27 (6):843-873.
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  3. Towards a Lexically Specific Grammar of Children’s Question Constructions.Ewa Dąbrowska & Elena Lieven - 2005 - Cognitive Linguistics 16 (3).
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    Two- and Four-Year-Olds Learn to Adapt Referring Expressions to Context: Effects of Distracters and Feedback on Referential Communication.Danielle Matthews, Jessica Butcher, Elena Lieven & Michael Tomasello - 2012 - Topics in Cognitive Science 4 (2):184-210.
    Children often refer to things ambiguously but learn not to from responding to clarification requests. We review and explore this learning process here. In Study 1, eighty-four 2- and 4-year-olds were tested for their ability to request stickers from either (a) a small array with one dissimilar distracter or (b) a large array containing similar distracters. When children made ambiguous requests, they received either general feedback or specific questions about which of two options they wanted. With training, children learned to (...)
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    Familiar Verbs Are Not Always Easier Than Novel Verbs: How German Pre‐School Children Comprehend Active and Passive Sentences.Miriam Dittmar, Kirsten Abbot‐Smith, Elena Lieven & Michael Tomasello - 2014 - Cognitive Science 38 (1):128-151.
    Many studies show a developmental advantage for transitive sentences with familiar verbs over those with novel verbs. It might be that once familiar verbs become entrenched in particular constructions, they would be more difficult to understand (than would novel verbs) in non-prototypical constructions. We provide support for this hypothesis investigating German children using a forced-choice pointing paradigm with reversed agent-patient roles. We tested active transitive verbs in study 1. The 2-year olds were better with familiar than novel verbs, while the (...)
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    Lexically Restricted Utterances in Russian, German, and English Child‐Directed Speech.Sabine Stoll, Kirsten Abbot‐Smith & Elena Lieven - 2009 - Cognitive Science 33 (1):75-103.
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  7. The Acquisition of the Active Transitive Construction in English: A Detailed Case Study.Anna L. Theakston, Robert Maslen, Elena V. M. Lieven & Michael Tomasello - 2012 - Cognitive Linguistics 23 (1).
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    Two-Year-Old Children's Production of Multiword Utterances: A Usage-Based Analysis.Elena Lieven, Dorothé Salomo & Michael Tomasello - 2009 - Cognitive Linguistics 20 (3).
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    Children's Understanding of the Agent-Patient Relations in the Transitive Construction: Cross-Linguistic Comparisons Between Cantonese, German, and English.Angel Chan, Elena Lieven & Michael Tomasello - 2009 - Cognitive Linguistics 20 (2).
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  10. The Discourse Bases of Relativization: An Investigation of Young German and English-Speaking Children's Comprehension of Relative Clauses.Silke Brandt, Evan Kidd, Elena Lieven & Michael Tomasello - 2009 - Cognitive Linguistics 20 (3).
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  11. The Acquisition of Auxiliary Syntax: BE and HAVE.Anna L. Theakston, Elena V. M. Lieven, Julian M. Pine & Caroline F. Rowland - 2005 - Cognitive Linguistics 16 (1).
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    The Attention-Grammar Interface: Eye-Gaze Cues Structural Choice in Children and Adults.Paul Ibbotson, Elena V. M. Lieven & Michael Tomasello - 2013 - Cognitive Linguistics 24 (3).
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    Semantics of the Transitive Construction: Prototype Effects and Developmental Comparisons.Paul Ibbotson, Anna L. Theakston, Elena V. M. Lieven & Michael Tomasello - 2012 - Cognitive Science 36 (7):1268-1288.
    This paper investigates whether an abstract linguistic construction shows the kind of prototype effects characteristic of non-linguistic categories, in both adults and young children. Adapting the prototype-plus-distortion methodology of Franks and Bransford (1971), we found that whereas adults were lured toward false-positive recognition of sentences with prototypical transitive semantics, young children showed no such effect. We examined two main implications of the results. First, it adds a novel data point to a growing body of research in cognitive linguistics and construction (...)
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    “Frequent Frames” in German Child-Directed Speech: A Limited Cue to Grammatical Categories.Barbara Stumper, Colin Bannard, Elena Lieven & Michael Tomasello - 2011 - Cognitive Science 35 (6):1190-1205.
    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 characteristics of German including a less restricted (...)
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    Iconicity Affects Children’s Comprehension of Complex Sentences: The Role of Semantics, Clause Order, Input and Individual Differences.Laura E. de Ruiter, Anna L. Theakston, Silke Brandt & Elena V. M. Lieven - 2018 - Cognition 171:202-224.
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    Productivity of Noun Slots in Verb Frames.Anna L. Theakston, Paul Ibbotson, Daniel Freudenthal, Elena V. M. Lieven & Michael Tomasello - 2015 - Cognitive Science 39 (6):1369-1395.
    Productivity is a central concept in the study of language and language acquisition. As a test case for exploring the notion of productivity, we focus on the noun slots of verb frames, such as __want__, __see__, and __get__. We develop a novel combination of measures designed to assess both the flexibility and creativity of use in these slots. We do so using a rigorously controlled sample of child speech and child directed speech from three English-speaking children between the ages of (...)
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    Discourse Particles and Belief Reasoning: The Case of German Doch.Daniel Schmerse, Elena Lieven & Michael Tomasello - 2014 - Journal of Semantics 31 (1):fft001.
    Next SectionDiscourse particles typically express the attitudes of interlocutors with respect to the propositional content of an utterance – for example, marking whether or not a speaker believes the content of the proposition that she uttered. In German, the particle doch – which has no direct English translation – is commonly used to correct a belief that is thought to be common ground among those present. We asked whether German adults and 5-year-olds are able to infer that a speaker who (...)
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    The Semantics of the Transitive Causative Construction: Evidence From a Forced-Choice Pointing Study with Adults and Children.Ben Ambridge, Claire H. Noble & Elena V. M. Lieven - 2014 - Cognitive Linguistics 25 (2):293-311.
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    German Children's Productivity with Simple Transitive and Complement-Clause Constructions: Testing the Effects of Frequency and Variability.Silke Brandt, Arie Verhagen, Elena Lieven & Michael Tomasello - 2011 - Cognitive Linguistics 22 (2).
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    Developing Constructions.Elena Lieven - 2009 - Cognitive Linguistics 20 (1).
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    Pronoun Co-Referencing Errors: Challenges for Generativist and Usage-Based Accounts.Danielle Matthews, Elena Lieven, Anna Theakston & Michael Tomasello - 2009 - Cognitive Linguistics 20 (3).
  22. German Children Use Prosody to Identify Participant Roles in Transitive Sentences.Thomas Grünloh, Elena Lieven & Michael Tomasello - 2011 - Cognitive Linguistics 22 (2).
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