Article published in:Developmental Psycholinguistics: On-line methods in children’s language processing
Edited by Irina A. Sekerina, Eva M. Fernández and Harald Clahsen
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 44] 2008
► pp. 169–185
Language acquisition research. A peek at the past: A glimpse into the future
As the title suggests, this final chapter attempts to place the Workshop on On-Line Methods in Children’s Language Processing and the papers in this volume in a historical context. First, there is a brief review of the 40-year history of research in language acquisition, including the late arrival of on-line methodology. Then the chapter emphasizes the questions now being addressed in current on-line research. Finally, the conclusion suggests desiderata with respect to future progress in our understanding of the development of both linguistic competence and linguistic performance.
Published online: 09 January 2008