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Kenneth Wexler :: Publications

"Some issues in the growth of control." In R.K. Larson, S. Iatridou, U. Lahiri and J. Higginbotham (eds.), Control and Grammar, 253-295, 1992.

(with Hagit Borer) "Bi-unique relations and the maturation of grammatical principles." Natural language and Linguistic Theory 10, 147-189, 1992.

(with Sergey Avrutin) "Development of principle B in Russian: Coindexation at LF and coreference." Language Acquisition 2:4, 259-306, 1992.

"The subset principle is an intensional principle." In E. Reuland and W. Abraham (eds.), Knowledge and Language: Orwell's Problem and Plato's problem, 1993.

(with N. Hyams) "On the grammatical basis of null subjects in child language." Linguistic Inquiry 24:3, 421-459.

(with D. Poeppel) "The full competence hypothesis of clause structure in early German." Language, 69:1, 1-33, 1993.

"Optional Infinitives, head movement and the economy of derivations." In D. Lightfoot and N. Hornstein (eds.), Verb Movement, 305-382, 1993.

(with Y-C. Chien and H-W. Chang) "Children's development of long-distance binding in Chinese." Journal of East Asian Linguistics 2, 229-259, l993.

(with Y. Godzinsky, Y-C. Chien, S. Marakovitz, J. Solomon) "The breakdown of binding relations." Brain and Language 45, 396-422, 1993.

(with E. Gibson) "Triggers." Linguistic Inquiry 25:3, 407-454, 1994.

(with Mabel Rice) "Extended optional infinitive (EOI) account of Specific Language Impairment." In D. MacLaughlin and S. McEwen (eds.), Proceedings of BUCLD 19, 451-462, 1995.

(with Mabel Rice and Patricia Cleave) "Specific language impairment as a period of extended optional infinitives." Journal of Speech and Hearing Research 38, 850-863, 1995.

(with Mabel Rice) "Tense over time: The persistence of optional infinitives in English in children with SLI." Paper resented at the 20th Annual BUCLD. Nov. 1995.

(with J. Rhee) "Optional infinitives in Hebrew." MITWPL 26, 383-402, 1995.

(with C. Phillips, A. Marantz, M. McGinnes, D. Pesetsky, E. Yellin, D.. Poeppel, T. Roberts, H. Rowley.) "Brain mechanisms of speech perception: A preliminary report." MITWPL 26, 153-191, 1996.

(with K. Broihier) "Children's acquisition of control in temporal adjuncts." MITWPL 26, 193-220, 1996.

(with D. Poeppel, E. Yellin, C. Phillips, T.P.L. Roberts, H.A. Rowley, A. Marantz) "Task-induced asymmetry of the auditory evoked M100 neuromagnetic field elicited by speech sounds." Cognitive Brain Research 4, 231-242, l996.

(with Mabel Rice) "Toward Tense as a Clinical Marker of Specific Language Impairment in English-speaking Children." Journal or Speech and Hearing Research 39, 1239-1257, l996.

(with S. Bertolo, K. Broihier, and E. Gibson) "Characterizing learnabilty conditions for cue-based learners in parametric language systems." Ms., Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT, 1997.

(with S. Bertolo, K. Broihier, and E. Gibson) "Cue-based learners in parametric language systems: application of general results to a recently proposed learning algorithm based on unambiguous 'superparsing'." Ms., Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT, 1997.

"The genetic basis for the development of tense: A preliminary report on a twin study." Ms., Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT, 1997.

(with Mabel Rice) "Highly specified and long-term grammatical deficits appear in childresn with language impairments." Ms., Department of Brain adn Cognitive Sciences, MIT, 1997.

(with David Pesetsky and Victoria Fromkin) "Acquiring Language." Science 276, May 23, 1997.

(with Mabel Rice and Karla Haney) "Family Histories of children with SLI who show extend optional infinitives." JSLHR 41, 419-432, 1998.

(with M. Babyonyshev, R. Fein, J. Ganger, and D. Pesetsky) "The maturation of grammatical principles: Evidence from Russian Unaccusatives." Ms., 1998.

(with Stephen Crain) "Maturatrion and growth of grammar." In W.C. Ritchie and T.K. Bhatia (eds.), Handbook of Language Acquisition, Academic Press, 1998.

"Methodology in the study of language acquisition: A modular approach." In W.C. Ritchie and T.K. Bhatia (eds.), Handbook of Language Acquisition, Academic Press, 1998.

(with Jeanne Schaeffer and Gerard Bol) "Verbal syntax and morphology in Dutch normal and SLI children." Paper presented at the IATL - Israel Conference, June 1998.

(with Mabel Rice and Sean Redmond) "Comprehension of an extended optional ininitive grammar: Evidence from English-speaking children with SLI." (Submitted)

"Very early parameter setting and the unique checking constraint: A new explanation of the optional infinitive stage." Linqua 106, 1998.

"Very early parameter setting and the unique checking constraint: A new explanation of the optional infinitive stage." In A. Sorace. et al (eds.), Language Acquisition: Knowledge Representation and Processing, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1998.

(with Mabel Rice and Scott Hershberger) "Tense over time: The longitudinal course of tense acquisition in children with SLI." JSLHR, in press.

(with Sergey Avrutin) "Children's knowledge of subjunctive clauses: Obviation, binding and reference." Language Acquisition, in press.

"Acquisition of syntax." MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences, MIT Press, in press.

"The innateness of language." MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences, MIT Press, in press.