The Origins of Grammar: Evidence from Early Language Comprehension / Edition 1

The Origins of Grammar: Evidence from Early Language Comprehension / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0262581809
ISBN-13:
9780262581806
Pub. Date:
07/26/1999
Publisher:
MIT Press

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The Origins of Grammar: Evidence from Early Language Comprehension / Edition 1

The authors of The Origins of Grammar have pioneered one of the most important methodological advances in language learning in the past decade: the intermodal preferential looking paradigm, which can be used to assess lexical and syntactic knowledge in children as young as thirteen months. They describe a theory of language learning that emphasizes the role of multiple cues and forces in development. They further show how infants shift their reliance on different aspects of the linguistic input, moving from a bias to attend to prosodic information to a reliance on semantic information, and finally to a reliance on the syntax itself.

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ISBN-13: 9780262581806
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 07/26/1999
Series: Language, Speech, and Communication Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Michael Sorkin is the principal of the Michael Sorkin Studio in New York City. He has taught at a number of schools of architecture, including Cooper Union, Columbia, Yale, Harvard, and Cornell.

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Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley - Dan I. Slobin

All seven chapters are written with clarity and felicity of style, supported by the right number of well-designed tables and figures. The book is compact but not terse, full of good insights and thought-provoking speculations.

Contemporary Psychology - David Snow

A groundbreaking and well-written book on contemporary methods and issues in child language research.... invaluable for graduate students and instructors interested in a clear and timely survey of current research trends.

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"A groundbreaking and well-written book on contemporary methods andissues in child language research.... invaluable for graduatestudents and instructors interested in a clear and timely survey ofcurrent research trends." David Snow , ContemporaryPsychology

"All seven chapters are written with clarity and felicity of style,supported by the right number of well-designed tables and figures. Thebook is compact but not terse, full of good insights andthought-provoking speculations." Dan I. Slobin , Professor ofPsychology, University of California, Berkeley

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