Approaches to Bootstrapping

Phonological, lexical, syntactic and neurophysiological aspects of early language acquisition

Volume 2

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| University of Potsdam
ISBN 9789027224927 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781556199936 (USA) | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027298225 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
Volume 1 of Approaches to Bootstrapping focuses on early word learning and syntactic development with special emphasis on the bootstrapping mechanisms by which the child using properties of the speech input enters the native linguistic system. Topics discussed in the area of lexical acquisition are: cues and mechanisms for isolating words in the input; special features of motherese and their role for early word learning; the determination of first word meanings; memory and related processing capacities in early word learning and understanding; and lexical representation and lexical access in early language production.
The papers on syntactic development deal with the acquisition of grammatical prosodic features for learning language specific syntactic regularities.

Volume 2 of Approaches to Bootstrapping focuses on the interaction between the development of prosodic and morphosyntactic knowledge as evidenced in the early speech of Dutch, English, German, Portugese, Spanish, Danish, Islandic, and Swedish children shedding new light on the relation between universal and language specific aspects of language acquisition. Another section of this volume deals with new approaches to language acquisition using ERP- techniques. The papers discuss in detail the relation between the development of language skills and changes in neurophysiological aspects of the brain. The potentials of these techniques for the development of new tools for an early diagnosis of children who are at risque for developmental language disorders are also pointed out.
The closing section contains a synopsis of interactionist approaches to language acquisition, a discussion of the genetic and experiential origin of primitive linguistic elements in acquisition, and a discussion of structural and developmental aspects of bird song in comparison to human language.

The two volumes making up Approaches to Bootstrapping present a state-of-the art interdisciplinary and cross-linguistic overview of recent developments in first language acquisition research.

[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 24]  2001.  vi, 336 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
PartþIII: Interactions of Prosodic and Morphosyntactic Knowledge in Early Language Production
Prosodic Constraints on Morphological Development
Katherine Demuth
The Interface of Phonology and Syntax: The emergence of the article in the early acquisition of Spanish and German
Conxita Lleó
Interaction between Prosody and Morphosyntax: Plurals within codas in the acquisition of European Portuguese
M. João Freitas, Matilde Miguel and Isabel Hub Faria
Compounds Triggering Prosodic Development
Paula Fikkert
Prosodic Form, Syntactic Form, Phonological Bootstrapping, and Telegraphic Speech
David Lebeaux
From Prosody to Grammar in English: The differentiation of catenatives, modals, and auxiliaries from a single protomorpheme
Ann M. Peters
Input and production in the early development of function words
Sven Strömqvist, Hrafnhildur Ragnarsdóttir and Ulla Richthoff
PartþIV: Neurophysiological Aspects of Language Acquisition
Language Development during Infancy and Early Childhood: Electrophysiological correlates
Dennis L. Molfese, Dana B. Narter, Amy J. Van Matre, Michelle R. Ellefson and Arlene Modglin
Development Patterns of Brain Activity Reflecting Semantic and Syntactic Processes
Angela D. Friederici and Anja Hahne
Electrophysiological Studies of Language Development
Marie St. George and Debra L. Mills
PartþV: Additional Perspectives on Language Acquisition
Interactionist Approaches to Early Language Acquisition
Kim Plunkett
Repertoires of Primitive Elements: Prerequisite or result of acquisition?
Manfred Bierwisch
Developmental Trajectories of Complex Signal Systems in Animals: The model of bird song
Henrieke Hultsch and Dietmar Todt
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