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This article looks closely at two types of errors children have been shown to make with universal quantification—Exhaustive Pairing (EP) errors and Underexhaustive errors—and asks whether they reflect the same

This article looks closely at two types of errors children have been shown to make with universal quantification—Exhaustive Pairing (EP) errors and Underexhaustive errors—and asks whether they reflect the same underlying phenomenon. In a large-scale, longitudinal study, 140 children were tested 4 times from ages 4 to 7 on sentences involving the universal quantifier every. We find an interesting inverse relationship between EP errors and Underexhaustive errors over development: the point at which children stop making Underexhaustive errors is also when they begin making EP errors.

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    • 2017-05-09
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.5334/gjgl.166
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    Aravind, A., Villiers, J. D., Villiers, P. D., Lonigan, C. J., Phillips, B. M., Clancy, J., . . . Valiente, C. (2017). Children’s quantification with every over time. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 2(1), 43. doi:10.5334/gjgl.166

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