Bio & CV
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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