William Snyder

William Snyder is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Connecticut. His work relates the time course of language acquisition in children to the patterns of grammatical vari­ation across languages, and thereby seeks to identify the child’s learning procedures and hypothesis space. Research top­ics include argument structure (datives, resultatives, particles, path phrases), A- and A-bar movement (passives, reflexive-clitic constructions, P-stranding, compara­tives), compound words, and syllable structure. A past editor of the journal Language Acquisition, Snyder is author of Child Language: The Parametric Approach, and co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Developmental Linguistics.

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