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dc.contributor.authorSauerland, Ulien
dc.contributor.authorGrohmann, Kleanthes K.en
dc.contributor.authorGuasti, Maria Teresaen
dc.contributor.authorAnđelković, Darinkaen
dc.contributor.authorArgus, Reilien
dc.contributor.authorArmon-Lotem, Sharonen
dc.contributor.authorArosio, Fabrizioen
dc.contributor.authorAvram, Larisaen
dc.contributor.authorCosta, Joãoen
dc.contributor.authorDabasinskiene, Inetaen
dc.contributor.authorDe Lopez, Kristine Jensenen
dc.contributor.authorGatt, Danielaen
dc.contributor.authorGrech, Helenen
dc.contributor.authorHaman, Ewaen
dc.contributor.authorVan Hout, Angelieken
dc.contributor.authorHrzica, Gordanaen
dc.contributor.authorKainhofer, Judithen
dc.contributor.authorKamandulytė-Merfeldienė, Lauraen
dc.contributor.authorKunnari, Sarien
dc.contributor.authorKovačević, Melitaen
dc.contributor.authorKuvac Kraljevic, Jelenaen
dc.contributor.authorLipowska, Katarzynaen
dc.contributor.authorMejias, Sandrineen
dc.contributor.authorPopović, Mašaen
dc.contributor.authorRuzaite, Jurateen
dc.contributor.authorSavic, Majaen
dc.contributor.authorSevcenco, Ancaen
dc.contributor.authorVarlokosta, Spyridoulaen
dc.contributor.authorVarnava, Marinaen
dc.contributor.authorYatsushiro, Kazukoen
dc.creatorSauerland, Ulien
dc.creatorGrohmann, Kleanthes K.en
dc.creatorGuasti, Maria Teresaen
dc.creatorAnđelković, Darinkaen
dc.creatorArgus, Reilien
dc.creatorArmon-Lotem, Sharonen
dc.creatorArosio, Fabrizioen
dc.creatorAvram, Larisaen
dc.creatorCosta, Joãoen
dc.creatorDabasinskiene, Inetaen
dc.creatorDe Lopez, Kristine Jensenen
dc.creatorGatt, Danielaen
dc.creatorGrech, Helenen
dc.creatorHaman, Ewaen
dc.creatorVan Hout, Angelieken
dc.creatorHrzica, Gordanaen
dc.creatorKainhofer, Judithen
dc.creatorKamandulytė-Merfeldienė, Lauraen
dc.creatorKunnari, Sarien
dc.creatorKovačević, Melitaen
dc.creatorKuvac Kraljevic, Jelenaen
dc.creatorLipowska, Katarzynaen
dc.creatorMejias, Sandrineen
dc.creatorPopović, Mašaen
dc.creatorRuzaite, Jurateen
dc.creatorSavic, Majaen
dc.creatorSevcenco, Ancaen
dc.creatorVarlokosta, Spyridoulaen
dc.creatorVarnava, Marinaen
dc.creatorYatsushiro, Kazukoen
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-05T07:05:55Z
dc.date.available2019-08-05T07:05:55Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0142-7237
dc.identifier.urihttp://gnosis.library.ucy.ac.cy/handle/7/52274
dc.description.abstractThe comprehension of constituent questions is an important topic for language acquisition research and for applications in the diagnosis of language impairment. This article presents the results of a study investigating the comprehension of different types of questions by 5-year-old, typically developing children across 19 European countries, 18 different languages, and 7 language (sub-)families. The study investigated the effects of two factors on question formation: (a) whether the question contains a simple interrogative word like ‘who’ or a complex one like ‘which princess’, and (b) whether the question word was related to the sentential subject or object position of the verb. The findings show that there is considerable variation among languages, but the two factors mentioned consistently affect children’s performance. The cross-linguistic variation shows that three linguistic factors facilitate children’s understanding of questions: having overt case morphology, having a single lexical item for both ‘who’ and ‘which’, and the use of synthetic verbal forms.en
dc.sourceFirst Language First Languageen
dc.subjectcomprehensionen
dc.subjectAgreementen
dc.subjectcaseen
dc.subjectcross-linguisticen
dc.subjectquestionsen
dc.subjectsyntaxen
dc.subjectwh-phrasesen
dc.titleHow do 5-year-olds understand questions? Differences in languages across Europeen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0142723716640236
dc.description.volume36
dc.description.startingpage169
dc.description.endingpage202
dc.author.facultyΣχολή Ανθρωπιστικών Επιστημών / Faculty of Humanities
dc.author.departmentΤμήμα Αγγλικών Σπουδών / Department of English Studies
dc.type.uhtypeArticleen
dc.contributor.orcidGrohmann, Kleanthes K. [0000-0003-4298-3191]
dc.gnosis.orcid0000-0003-4298-3191


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