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Hacquard and Lidz in Mind & Language

Now out, Children's attitude problems, from Valentine Hacquard and Jeffrey Lidz, in the new issue of Mind & Language. Summarizing work done through the Attitudes Project, the paper argues that, in learning the meanings of attitude verbs, children use information contained in both syntactic distribution and pragmatic function, exploiting potentially universal links between semantic subclasses of attitude verbs, their syntactic distribution and the kinds of indirect speech acts they can be used to perform.