The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

ESSL/LacqLab 12/16 - Jeremy Hartman

Speaker: Jeremy Hartman (Umass)
Title: Building a corpus for root infinitives
Date and time: Wednesday, December 16, at 5:00 pm
Place: 32-D461

I will present work in progress, on the development of a large database of children’s optional infinitive utterances taken from the English CHILDES corpora, and coded for a variety of factors of interest. I’ll discuss how the database can be used to assess the effects of several syntactic and phonological factors that have been claimed to influence children’s use of the root infinitive, as well as the interactions between these factors.