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Hardcover | $18.75 Short | £14.95 | 360 pp. | 7 x 10 in | May 1998 | ISBN: 9780262032506
Paperback | $37.00 Short | £30.95 | 360 pp. | 7 x 10 in | July 2000 | ISBN: 9780262531801
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Investigations in Universal Grammar

A Guide to Experiments on the Acquisition of Syntax and Semantics


“One of the first surveys to start research into the connections between linguistic data in children and the rules of Universal Grammar.... Crain and Thornton have written an ambitious book. It is an excellent introduction to investigations into child language.”
Tuomo Jämsä, Journal of Consciousness Studies
“This book brings together theoretical and methodological issues on language development through a deep investigation of comprehension and production experiments with children. It is an unique resource for linguists and psycholinguists for understanding language acquisition and for engaging in active research in the field.”
Maria Teresa Guasti, University of Siena
“The Crain and Thornton study develops a particular model for the study of child language within a more comprehensive picture of the nature of language and its use. The presentation is clear and careful. They provide judicious comparison with alternatives and analysis of a variety of research techniques, and illustrate results obtained by means of the procedures they advocate. It is a highly informative and very stimulating inquiry, which should have a major impact on this exciting and rapidly advancing field.”
Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT