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dc.contributor.advisorBranigan, Holly
dc.contributor.authorRichoux, Charlotte
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-10T13:51:51Z
dc.date.available2010-08-10T13:51:51Z
dc.date.issued2009-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/3610
dc.description.abstractStudies of syntactic priming have convincingly shown that adults have abstract syntactic representations of language. Though studies have found this effect in 5 year old children, the effects have not been consistently found in younger children. This study uses a method which has yielded significant results in the study of noun-phrase priming in children, and directly compares the results of 3 and 4 year olds to those of adults. The results showed that both children and adults were primed by dative sentences (both prepositional and double-object datives), and significantly, that there was no difference between the adults’ and children’s scores. The findings suggest that children as young as 3 years of age do have abstract syntactic representations of the dative form, and that these representations may be similar to those of adults.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectsyntactic primingen
dc.subjectchildrenen
dc.titleStructural Priming of the Dative Form in Children aged 3 and 4 Years Olden
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelUndergraduateen
dc.type.qualificationnameUndergraduateen
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