The NWO/Vici project "Asymmetries in Grammar" investigates asymmetries between production and comprehension in unimpaired children and adults, and in autistic children. The project consists of 5 subprojects:
1. Word order in early child language (investigator: Gisi Cannizzaro). This subproject is completed and resulted in Gisi Cannizzaro's PhD thesis "Early word order and animacy" (University of Groningen, 2012).
2. Anaphoric subjects in child language (investigator: Charlotte Koster). This subproject is completed and resulted in several peer-reviewed publications.
3. Processing of contrastive stress in children and adults (investigator: Bart Hollebrandse). This subproject is completed and several peer-reviewed publications are on their way.
4. Comprehension versus production in Autistic Spectrum Disorders (investigator: Sanne Kuijper). This subproject is still ongoing.
5. Computational modeling of the acquisition of pronouns (associated PhD project, investigator: Jacolien van Rij). This subproject is completed and resulted in Jacolien van Rij's PhD thesis "Pronoun processing: Computational, behavioral, and psychophysiological studies in children and adults" (University of Groningen, 2012, cum laude).
On the basis of the results of the subprojects, Petra Hendriks wrote a monography "Asymmetries between Language Production and Comprehension" (Springer, 2013).