Journal of Child Language



Discussion

Multiple influences on children's language performance


CECILE McKEE a1 and DANA McDANIEL a2
a1 Linguistics Department, University of Arizona
a2 Linguistics Department, University of Southern Maine

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Our commentary concerns the Competing Factors Model (CFM). As Drozd says, the CFM is fictitious and without proponents. (See also McDaniel, 2001.) But we will argue that something like it is necessary to our field. Everyone recognizes multiple influences on language performance, even C&T. Most important, recognizing these factors does not require a denial of the grammar's existence or even of its dominance.

(Published Online July 7 2004)