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Collectivity, distributivity, and the interpretation of numerical expressions in child and adult language

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Collectivity, distributivity, and the interpretation of numerical expressions in child and adult language
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Syrett
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Kristen
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Linguistics, Rutgers University
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author
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Musolino
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Julien
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Psychology (New Brunswick), Rutgers University
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author
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Linguistics
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Psychology (New Brunswick)
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School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) (New Brunswick)
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Article, Refereed
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Peer reviewed
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2013
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English
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61 p.
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2013
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Language Acquisition
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259-291
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20(4)
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https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10489223.2013.828060
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Language acquisition
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Semantics
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Grammar, Comparative and general--Syntax
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Number words
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Pluralities
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Collectivity (Linguistics)
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Distributivity (Linguistics)
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Sentences containing plural numerical expressions (e.g., two boys) can give rise to two interpretations (collective and distributive), arising from the fact that their representation admits of a part-whole structure. We present the results of a series of experiments designed to explore children’s understanding of this distinction and its implications for the acquisition of linguistic expressions with number words. We show that preschoolers access both interpretations, indicating that they have the requisite linguistic and conceptual machinery to generate the corresponding representations. Furthermore, they can shift their interpretation in response to structural and lexical manipulations. However, they are not fully adult-like: unlike adults, they are drawn to the distributive interpretation, and are not yet fully aware of the lexical semantics of each and together, which should favor one or another interpretation. This research bridges a gap between a well-established body of work in cognitive psychology on the acquisition of number words and more recent work investigating children’s knowledge of the syntactic and semantic properties of sentences featuring numerical expressions.
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Syrett, Kristen
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Musolino, Julien
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doi:10.7282/T31G0P83
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Accepted Manuscript
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Language Acquisition on 23 September 2013, available online:http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10489223.2013.828060
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