Third Man Group wins NSF grant

Jeffrey Lidz and Alexander Williams have won 3 years of NSF support for "Transitivity of Sentences and Scenes in Early Language Development" (#BCS-1551629), a project that continues work done with Angela Xiaoxue He, Alexis Wellwood and Rachel Dudley, recently joined by Laurel Perkins, Sigríður Björnsdóttir and Mina Hirzel. The project is directed at the claim that very young children take transitive sentences to describe events viewed as having two participants. It asks whether children reliably view their world in these terms, and considers several problem cases.