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About Dana McDaniel

My research focuses on child language acquisition, specifically in the area of syntax. Most of my work has investigated children’s grammatical knowledge. In recent years, I have turned to the question of children’s sentence planning in the real-time process of language production. My current project in this area is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It is in collaboration with Cecile McKee and Merrill Garrett, of the University of Arizona, who have a separate parallel grant from NSF.
I am also interested in the evolution of language. In this area as well, my focus is on syntax and the role of language production.


Present Professor of Linguistics, University of Southern Maine

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