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Penguin now in print

Now in Language Learning and Development from 2015 alum Angela He with Jeffrey Lidz, Verb learning in 14- and 18-month-old English-learning infants. This paper reports on a series of experiments Angela did at Maryland under the title of "Penguin". Her results provide evidence that 18-month-old English-learning infants are able to learn novel verbs by recruiting morphosyntactic cues for verb categorization, and then using the presumption that verbs describe events (not objects) to constrain their search for possible verb meanings.