Professor Eve Clark

Richard W. Lyman Professor of Humanities
Department of Linguistics
http://www.stanford.edu/~eclark


Research Summary

Professor Eve Clark is interested in first language acquisition, the acquisition of meaning, acquisitional principles in word-formation compared across children and languages, and general semantic and pragmatic issues in the lexicon and in language use.

Select Publications

Arnon, I., & Clark, E. V. (2011). Why brush your teeth is better than teeth: Children’s word production is facilitated in familiar sentence-frames. Language Learning & Development, 7, 107-129.

Clark, E. V. (2010). Adult offer, word-class, and child uptake in early lexical acquisition. First Language, 30 (3-4), 250-269.

Clark, Eve V. (2009) First Language Acquisition (2nd edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Clark, E. V. (2004) How language acquisition builds on cognitive development. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 8, 472-478. pdf

Clark, E. V., & Grossman, J. G. (1998) Pragmatic directions and children’s word learning. Journal of Child Language, 25, 1-18. pdf

Clark, E. V., & Nikitina, T. (2009) One vs. more than one: Antecedents to plurality in early language acquisition. Linguistics, 47, 103-139. pdf

Clark, E. V., & Svaib, T. A. (1997) Speaker perspective and reference in young children. First Language, 17, 57-74. pdf

Estigarribia, B., & Clark, E. V. (2007) Getting and maintaining attention in talk to young children. Journal of Child Language, 34, 799-814. pdf