Lidz, White & Baier in Cognitive Psychology

Out at last, "The role of incremental parsing in syntactically conditioned word learning" by Jeffrey Lidz, Aaron Steven White (PhD 2015), and former RA Rebecca Baier, in Cognitive Psychology. The paper reports on experiments that show a developmental change in children's ability to use a noun’s syntactic environment as a cue to its meaning, and argues that this arises from children’s developing knowledge of, and reliance on, verbs’ subcategorization frame frequencies to guide parsing, coupled with an inability to revise incremental parsing decisions.