Preschoolers' interpretation of the focus particle csak 'only' in Hungarian

Pintér, Lilla (2016) Preschoolers' interpretation of the focus particle csak 'only' in Hungarian. In: 23rd Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (ConSOLE XXIII), 2015. január 7-9., Párizs.

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The paper reports on two experiments in which I tested whether Hungarian children can process the exhaustivity of sentences containing the focus particle csak 'only'. In line with previous studies concerning the interpretation of focus particles in different languages, I found that preschoolers at around the age of 5 are able to access the exhaustive meaning component of these constructions, though they are occasionally uncertain about which constituent they should associate this reading with. Interestingly, contrary to German-speaking children, they tend to expect the subject to be the focused constituent.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PH Finno-Ugrian, Basque languages and literatures / finnugor és baszk nyelvek és irodalom > PH04 Hungarian language and literature / magyar nyelv és irodalom
Depositing User: Lilla Pintér
Date Deposited: 13 May 2016 06:39
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 06:39

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