PhD DISSERTATION [pdf]


PUBLICATIONS

  • Kam, X. N. C. & Fodor, J. D. Children’s Acquisition of Syntax: Simple Models are Too Simple. 2013. In Berwick & Piatelli-Palmarini (Eds.) Rich Languages from Poor Inputs. Oxford University Press. [pdf]
  • Kam, X. N. C., Stoyneshka, I., Tornyova, L., Fodor, J. D. & Sakas, W. G. (2008). Bigrams and the richness of the stimulus. Cognitive Science. [pdf]
  • Kam, X. N. C. (2007). Statistical induction in the acquisition of auxiliary-inversion. Proceedings of the 31st Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [pdf]


PRESENTATIONS

  • Kam, X. N. C. & Fodor, J. D. (December 2009). Children’s Acquisition of Syntax: Simple Models are Too Simple. Rich Languages from Poor Inputs: A Workshop in Honor of Carol Chomsky. Paper presented at MIT. [pdf]
  • Kam, X. N. C. (July 2008). Incorporating phrase structure into an n-gram model of syntax acquisition. PsychoComputational Models of Human Language AcquisitionWorkshop at Cognitive Science 2008. Paper presented at Washington, D.C. [zip]
  • Kam, X. N. C. (November 2006). Statistical induction in the acquisition of auxiliary-inversion. Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD). Paper presented at Boston University. [zip]
  • Martohardjono, G., Otheguy, R., Kam, X. N. C. & Shaked, A. (June 2006). Syntactic processing as a predictor of L2 reading skills: Does L1 matter more than L2? Joint AAAL–ACLA/CAAL 2006 Conference. Paper presented at Montréal, Canada. [zip]
  • Klein, E., Martohardjono, G., Carando, A.., Curinga, R., Garrison, L., Kam, X. N. C. & Rana, R.R. (May 2006). Becoming literate in a multilingual setting: Challenges facing the student with low native language literacy. Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Conference. Poster presented at Toronto, Canada. [zip]
  • Kam, X. N. C., Stoyneshka, I., Tornyova, L., Fodor, J. D. & Sakas, W. G. (April 2005). Non-robustness of syntax acquisition from n-grams: A cross-linguistic perspective. The 18th Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. Paper presented at University of Arizona, AZ. [zip]
 

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