Children’s Command of Negation
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This is a Ph.D. research paper for advanced graduate students only.
Introduction: Poverty-of-stimulus arguments have taken new ground recently, augmented by experimental findings from the study of child language. In this paper, we briefly review two variants of the poverty-of-stimulus argument that have received empirical support from studies of child language; then we examine a third argument of this kind in more detail. The case under discussion involves the structural notion of c-command as it pertains to children’s interpretation of disjunction in the scope of negation.