Verbal Processes in Children: Progress in Cognitive Development Research

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1 Two Decades of Referential Communication Research: A Review and Meta-Analysis.- Design of This Review.- Frequently Studied Variables in Referential Communication Research.- Effects of Egocentrism and Role Taking.- Effects of Training.- Current Trends and Future Directions in Referential Communication Research.- Appendix: References Included in Meta-Analysis.- References.- 2 Bilingual and Second Language Acquisition in Preschool Children.- Simultaneous Acquisition of Two Languages.- Sequential Acquisition of a Second Language.- Metalinguistic Awareness.- References.- 3 Cognitive Processes and Reading Disability: A CritiqueProposal.- Traditional Views.- An Alternative Proposal.- Summary and Conclusions.- Reference Notes.- References.- 4 Acquisition of Word Meaning in the Context of the Development of the Semantic System.- Types of Semantic Relations.- Word-Meaning Relations.- Developmental Considerations.- Principles of Semantic Development.- Development of Substantive Word Meaning.- Nature of the Substantive Word Meaning Semantic Field.- Development of Other Types of Word Meaning.- Concluding Remarks.- References.- 5 Memory Strategy Instruction with Children.- Overview of Memory Tasks and Strategies.- Strategy Instruction and Learning Gains.- Which Children Benefit from Strategy Training?.- Memory Strategy Instruction in the Future.- Final Comments.- Reference Notes.- References.- 6 Children’s Understanding of Stories: A Basis for Moral Judgment and Dilemma Resolution.- Inferring and Using Intent Information from Different Sources.- Experiment 1.- Understanding and Resolving Dilemmas.- Experiment 2.- General Discussion.- References.- 7 Verbal Processing in Poor and Normal Readers.- Definition of the Population.- Components of Word Identification.- Primacy of Verbal Processes in the Acquisition of Skill in Reading.- Nonverbal Deficit Theories.- Verbal Deficit Hypothesis.- Summary and Conclusions.- References.- 8 Growing Up Explained: Vygotskians Look at the Language of Causality.- Structuralism: Causal Language as the Window on Reason.- Functionalism: Building a World of Shared Meanings.- Dialectics: The Tools and Results of Causality.- References.
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