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The emergence of logic in child language [ 2010 - 2014 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP1096160]

Researchers Prof S Crain; Dr RJ Thornton; Dr BW Johnson; Dr DM Khlentzos; Prof OJ Tzeng; Prof TH Lee; Prof LQ Gao

Brief description This project investigates the development of logical expressions in Chinese and English. The project will promote intercultural awareness by establishing the degree to which typologically diverse languages share core logical properties. The findings are relevant for theories of language acquisition and logical reasoning, and will inform research in Linguistics, Philosophy and Psychology. The Neurosciences will benefit from data obtained using the brain imaging technique, Magnetoencephalography (MEG), for the first time with children, and these data will establish benchmarks for assessing early intervention in treating hearing disorders. The project will enhance collaborative research with Australia's neighbours in East Asia.

Funding Amount $601,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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