Chapter 14. The Abstract Nature of Syntactic Representations: Consequences for a Theory of Learning

  1. Erika Hoff and
  2. Marilyn Shatz
  1. Jeffrey Lidz

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757833.ch14

Blackwell Handbook of Language Development

Blackwell Handbook of Language Development

How to Cite

Lidz, J. (2007) The Abstract Nature of Syntactic Representations: Consequences for a Theory of Learning, in Blackwell Handbook of Language Development (eds E. Hoff and M. Shatz), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757833.ch14

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405132534

Online ISBN: 9780470757833

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Keywords:

  • syntactic representations;
  • learning theory;
  • syntactic knowledge;
  • computations;
  • constraint learning

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Syntactic Representations are Hierarchical

  • Syntactic Relations are Defined over Hierarchical Representations

  • Links between Cross-Linguistic Variability and Syntactic Acquisition

  • Consequences for Learning