Children’s Interpretation of the Discourse-Dependent Reflexives

  • Sergey Avrutin
Part of the Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics book series (SITP, volume 23)


So far we have been concerned with the interpretation of pronouns and errors that children make in this interpretation. We have seen that this interpretation requires a coordination of specific syntactic constraints (e.g. Binding Principles) and constraints at the level of discourse. It has been proposed that children posses all required syntactic knowledge but may have problems with implementing their knowledge of the discourse-related constraints, specifically constraints on bridging.


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergey Avrutin
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  1. 1.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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