Valentine wins NSF grant with Ailis Cournane

Congratulations to Valentine Hacquard and NYU's Ailis Cournane, for 2 years of NSF support (BCS#1551628) to "Acquiring the Language of Possibility: Consequences for language variation and change" . The project examines children's acquisition of words expressing possibility and necessity, in relation to patterns of cross-linguistic variation and historical change. It will involve both a corpus study, and a series of behavioral experiments to test children's comprehension and production of modal words.