Dr Silke Brandt

Lecturer

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

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. 10/11/2015 In: Language Learning and Development.
Journal article

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.
Paper

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

FLEXIBILITY IN THE SEMANTICS AND SYNTAX OF CHILDREN'S EARLY VERB USE
Tomasello, M., Brandt, S. 08/2009 In: Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development. 74, 2, 14 p.
Editorial

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.: book review
Brandt, S. 2004 In: Language in Society. 33, 1, 4 p.
Book/Film/Article review