Resumptive Pronouns in English Relative Clauses
We report elicited production & grammaticality judgment data from 3 experiments on the status of resumptive pronouns in English. Taking all the data together, we argue that the children's grammars are nevertheless on target & suggest that their overacceptance reflects parsing considerations. This study thus examined children's acquisition of syntax in light of the development of linguistic processing systems.
McDaniel, Dana and McKee, Cecile, "Resumptive Pronouns in English Relative Clauses" (2001). Faculty Publications. 31.