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Yu'an Yang

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Graduate Student, Linguistics

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Research Expertise

Language Acquisition
Semantics

Publications

Exhaustivity and at-issueness: Evidence from L1 Acquisition of Mandarin

"Only Art wept" foregrounds the claim that Art was alone in weeping, while "It was Art who wept" backgrounds the presumption of a single weeper. How do kids acquiring a language come to understand such distinctions?

Linguistics

Contributor(s): Yu'an Yang
Non-ARHU Contributor(s): Ying Liu
Dates:
"Only Art wept" foregrounds the claim that Art was alone in weeping, while "It was Art who wept" backgrounds the presumption of a single weeper. How do kids acquiring a language come to understand such distinctions?