This is a progress report on two of my ongoing language acquisition studies, Long and PaQua.
The first is joint work with Elaine Grolla, and it investigates children's production of medial wh-phrases, such as "who do you think who was really good at soccer?". This study is nearing completion, and I am looking for feedback in how to think about the results and how to analyze them.
The second study, PaQua, investigates English-acquiring children's difficulty in comprehending passives of non-actional verbs. The study was designed to test the hypothesis that this difficulty is a task effect. Data collection is ongoing, so this part will just be a brief progress report.