Dr Silke Brandt


Research Interests

Language acquisition and processing of complex syntax

Language and Theory of Mind development: first and third person perspectives in complement clauses and false belief tasks

Syntactic priming and implicit learning of linguistic structures and morpho-syntactic cues

Interactions between information structure and word order

Priming the comprehension of German object relative clauses
Brandt, S., Nitschke, S., Kidd, E. 4/01/2017 In: Language Learning and Development. 21 p.
Journal article

Children’s understanding of first and third person perspectives in complement clauses and false belief tasks
Brandt, S., Buttelmann, D., Lieven, E., Tomasello, M. 11/2016 In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 151, p. 131-143. 13 p.
Journal article

Syntactic and semantic coordination in finite complement-clause constructions: a diary-based case study
Köymen, B., Lieven, E., Brandt, S. 01/2016 In: Journal of Child Language. 43, 1, p. 22-42. 21 p.
Journal article

German children’s use of word order and case marking to interpret simple and complex sentences: testing differences between constructions and lexical items
Brandt, S., Lieven, E., Tomasello, M. 2016 In: Language Learning and Development. 12, 2, p. 156-182. 27 p.
Journal article

Patricia J. Brooks and Vera Kempe, Language Development
Brandt, S. 12/2013 In: First Language. 33, 6, 4 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Lisa filled water into the cup: the roles of entrenchment, pre-emption and verb semantics in German speakers' L2 acquisition of English locatives
Ambridge, B., Brandt, S. 2013 In: Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik. 61, 3, p. 245-263. 19 p.
Journal article

The role of the lexicon in the development of the language processor
Kidd, E., Bavin, E.L., Brandt, S. 2013 In: Lexical bootstrapping. Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton p. 217-244. 28 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Experience and processing of relative clauses in German
Brandt, S., Nitschke, S., Kidd, E. 2012 In: Proceedings of the Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, Mass. : Cascadilla Press p. 87-100. 14 p.

The constructivist approach
Lieven, E., Brandt, S. 09/2011 In: Infancia y Aprendizaje. 34, 3, p. 281-296. 16 p.
Journal article

Analyzability and generalization across verbs and constructions: The development of transitives and complement-clause constructions in German child language
Brandt, S. 2011 In: Experience, variation and generalization. Amsterdam : John Benjamins
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Einfache Transitive und Komplementsatz-Konstruktionen im Spracherwerb: Analysierbarkeit und Kategorienbildung
Brandt, S. 2011 In: Konstruktionsgrammatik III. Tübingen : Stauffenburg
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

German children's productivity with simple transitive and complement-clause constructions: testing the effects of frequency and diversity
Brandt, S., Verhagen, A., Lieven, E., Tomasello, M. 2011 In: Cognitive Linguistics. 22, 2, p. 325-357. 33 p.
Journal article

Learning from social interaction: The form and function of relative clauses in discourse and experimental studies with children
Brandt, S. 2011 In: The acquisition of relative clauses. Amsterdam : John Benjamins
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Relative clause acquisition and representation: evidence from spontaneous speech, sentence repetition, and comprehension
Brandt, S., Kidd, E. 2011 In: Converging evidence. Amsterdam : John Benjamins
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Development of word order in German complement-clause constructions: effects of input frequencies, lexical items, and discourse function
Brandt, S., Lieven, E., Tomasello, M. 09/2010 In: Language. 86, 3, p. 583-610. 28 p.
Journal article

Tomasello, M., Brandt, S. 08/2009 In: Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development. 74, 2, 14 p.

The discourse bases of relativization: an investigation of young German and English-speaking children's comprehension of relative clauses
Brandt, S., Kidd, E., Lieven, E., Tomasello, M. 08/2009 In: Cognitive Linguistics. 20, 3, p. 539-570. 32 p.
Journal article

The acquisition of German relative clauses: A case study
Brandt, S., Diessel, H., Tomasello, M. 05/2008 In: Journal of Child Language. 35, 2, p. 325-348. 24 p.
Journal article

Object relatives made easy: a cross-linguistic comparison of the constraints influencing young children's processing of relative clauses
Kidd, E., Brandt, S., Lieven, E., Tomasello, M. 2007 In: Language and Cognitive Processes. 22, 6, p. 860-897. 38 p.
Journal article

Gunther Kress & Theo Van Leeuwen, Multimodal discourse: The modes and media of contemporary communication
Brandt, S. 2004 In: Language in Society. 33, 1, 4 p.
Book/Film/Article review