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Research interests

As a member of the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG), Angeliek van Hout leads the Acquisition Lab there.  Her main research focus is first language acquisition in typically developing monolingual children. Taking a crosslinguistic perspective, she has investigated topics in temporal and nominal reference, specifically, tense and aspect, telicity and event culmination, and definiteness. Additional domains in children's development in syntax, semantics, pragmatics and cognition include: quantification, subject and object questions, long-distance wh-questions, object pronouns, quantificational pronouns, passives, scalar implicatures, theory of mind reasoning.

Key words:

First language acquisition; event culmination; tense and aspect;  telicity; aspect; definiteness; crosslinguistic variation in acquisition; formal approaches to semantics, syntax, pragmatics.


Interpreting Disjunction across Positive and Negative Contexts: Evidence from Child French

How adults and children interpret disjunction under negation in Dutch, French, Hungarian and Italian: A cross-linguistic comparison

Interpretation of imperfective past tense in Spanish: Do child and adult language varieties differ?

On the acquisition of scalar and additive inferences: Evidence from Spanish incluso ‘even’ and ni siquiera ‘not even’

Probing OR vs. NOT-OR in French children: Semantic or pragmatic immaturity?

Putting linguistics on the ATLAS of language needs

Event endings in memory and language

Exhaustive pairing errors in passives

Children’s non-adultlike interpretations of telic predicates across languages

Long-distance wh-questions in French children: Revisiting computational complexity

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Taalontwikkeling bij Meerlingen: Inzichten uit wetenschappelijk onderzoek

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Taalontwikkeling bij tweelingen: Inzichten uit wetenschappelijk onderzoek.

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Taalontwikkeling bij tweelingen: Inzichten uit wetenschappelijk onderzoek.

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