The retreat from overgeneralisation errors: A multiple-paradigm approach

A Bidgood
This thesis examines children’s argument structure overgeneralisation errors (e.g. *Don’t giggle me!). Errors of this kind arise from children observing that certain verbs can appear in more than one argument structure (e.g. The ball rolled/Homer rolled the ball). This pattern can be usefully generalised to allow children who have heard a verb produced in only one of these structures (e.g. The window opened) to produce it in the other (e.g. Marge opened the window). The...
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