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dc.contributor.authorHartshorne, Joshua
dc.contributor.authorPogue, Amanda
dc.contributor.authorSnedeker, Jesse
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-11T17:12:54Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationHartshorne, Joshua K., Amanda Pogue, and Jesse Snedeker. 2014. Love Is Hard to Understand: The Relationship Between Transitivity and Caused Events in the Acquisition of Emotion Verbs. Journal of Child Language (June 19): 1–38.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0305-0009en_US
dc.identifier.issn1469-7602en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:14117738
dc.description.abstractFamously, dog bites man is trivial whereas man bites dog is news. This illustrates not just a fact about the world but about language: to know who did what to whom, we must correctly identify the mapping between semantic role and syntactic position. These mappings are typically predictable, and previous work demonstrates that young children are sensitive to these patterns and so could use them in acquisition. However, there is only limited and mixed evidence that children do use this information to guide acquisition outside of the laboratory. We find that children understand emotion verbs which follow the canonical CAUSE–VERB–PATIENT pattern (Mary frightened/delighted John) earlier than those which do not (Mary feared/liked John), despite the latter's higher frequency, suggesting children's generalization of the mapping between causativity and transitivity is broad and active in acquisition.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipLinguisticsen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPsychologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)en_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1017/S0305000914000178en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.gameswithwords.org/Hartshorne/papers/HartshornePogueSnedeker_withfigs.pdfen_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://joshuakhartshorne.org/papers/HartshornePogueSnedeker_withfigs.pdfen_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjectverbsen_US
dc.subjectemotion verbsen_US
dc.subjectargument realizationen_US
dc.subjectlinking rulesen_US
dc.subjectlanguage acquisitionen_US
dc.subjectthematic rolesen_US
dc.subjectpsych verbsen_US
dc.titleLove Is Hard to Understand: The Relationship Between Transitivity and Caused Events in the Acquisition of Emotion Verbsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalJournal of Child Languageen_US
dash.depositing.authorSnedeker, Jesse
dc.date.available2015-03-11T17:12:54Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0305000914000178*
workflow.legacycommentsFAR 2014. Publisher and manuscript versions uploaded.en_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedHartshorne, Joshua
dash.contributor.affiliatedSnedeker, Jesse


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