As we know from psycholinguistic literature (Adams 1990, Adani et al. 2010, Brown 1972, de Villiers et al. 1994, De Vincenzi 1991, Gordon et al. 2004, Tavakolian 1981, Warren & Gibson 2002, among many others over a long period of time) Object relatives (ORs) are harder than Subject relatives (SRs) for children to acquire, and slower for adults to process. In this work, we aim at investigating which typologies of SRs and ORs are present in corpora of standard Italian and whether their frequency is somehow predictable given some recent experimental findings (Belletti 2009), and the syntactic account that has been proposed in terms of a featural approach to locality (Friedmann et al. 2009).

Kinds of relative clauses in Italian corpora

CHESI C
2011

Abstract

As we know from psycholinguistic literature (Adams 1990, Adani et al. 2010, Brown 1972, de Villiers et al. 1994, De Vincenzi 1991, Gordon et al. 2004, Tavakolian 1981, Warren & Gibson 2002, among many others over a long period of time) Object relatives (ORs) are harder than Subject relatives (SRs) for children to acquire, and slower for adults to process. In this work, we aim at investigating which typologies of SRs and ORs are present in corpora of standard Italian and whether their frequency is somehow predictable given some recent experimental findings (Belletti 2009), and the syntactic account that has been proposed in terms of a featural approach to locality (Friedmann et al. 2009).
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