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Understanding Complex Sentences

Native Speaker Variation in Syntactic Competence

Authors: Chipere, N.

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Is native speaker variation in understanding complex sentences due to individual differences in working memory capacity or in syntactic competence? The answer to this question has very important consequences for both theoretical and applied concerns in linguistics and education. This book is distinctive in giving an historical and interdisciplinary perspective on the rule- based and experience-based debate and in supporting an integrated account. In the study reported here, variation was found to be due to differences in syntactic competence and the author argues that sentence comprehension is a learned skill, displaying many of the general characteristics of cognitive skills. The book will be stimulating reading for psycholinguists, theoretical linguists, applied linguists and educators.

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DR NGONI CHIPERE is Research Fellow in the Department of Education at Reading University, working on child language development. His doctoral research in sentence comprehension was undertaken at Cambridge University and he held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate prior to his current post . He has extensive teaching experience in schools.

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'There is no doubt that [Chipere's] work...will attract a lot of interest in linguistic and educational circles worldwide...The book will be of interest to psycholinguists, applied linguists and educators.' - Richard Hudson, University College London


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Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Complex Sentences
Book Subtitle
Native Speaker Variation in Syntactic Competence
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-00588-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230005884
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-98639-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43102-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 248
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