Deductive Parameters and the Growth of Empty Categories

  • Taisuke Nishigauchi
  • Thomas Roeper
Part of the Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics book series (SITP, volume 4)


The parametric model is extremely simple. An innate set of grammars presents a child with highly limited choices: two or three possibilities exist. A piece of input data shows unambiguously which is correct. How does the model connect to the reality of acquisition?


Language Acquisition Lexical Item Binding Theory Empty Category Resumptive Pronoun 
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  • Taisuke Nishigauchi
  • Thomas Roeper

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