Pragmatic Development in First Language Acquisition

| University of Sheffield
ISBN 9789027234803 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027234704 | EUR 36.00 | USD 54.00
ISBN 9789027270443 | EUR 105.00/36.00*
| USD 158.00/54.00*
Pragmatic development is increasingly seen as the foundation stone of language acquisition more generally. From very early on, children demonstrate a strong desire to understand and be understood that motivates the acquisition of lexicon and grammar and enables ever more effective communication. In the 35 years since the first edited volume on the topic, a flourishing literature has reported on the broad set of skills that can be called pragmatic. This volume aims to bring that literature together in a digestible format. It provides a series of succinct review chapters on 19 key topics ranging from preverbal skills right up to irony and argumentative discourse. Each chapter equips the reader with an overview of current theories, key empirical findings and questions for new research. This valuable resource will be of interest to scholars of psychology, linguistics, speech therapy, and cognitive science.
[Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 10]  2014.  vi, 394 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: An overview of research on pragmatic development
Danielle Matthews
The communicative infant from 0-18 months: The social-cognitive foundations of pragmatic development
Gemma Stephens and Danielle Matthews
The development of speech acts
Thea Cameron-Faulkner
Marisa Casillas
Conversation Analysis and pragmatic development
Anna Filipi
Ontogenetic Constraints on Grice’s Theory of Communication
Richard Moore
Two Pragmatic Principles in Language Use and Acquisition
Eve V. Clark
Learning conventions and conventionality through conversation
Maureen A. Callanan and Deborah R. Siegel
The pragmatics of word learning
Susanne Grassmann
The production and comprehension of referring expressions
Eileen Graf and Catherine Davies
Scalar Implicature
Napoleon Katsos
Children’s pragmatic use of prosodic prominence
Kiwako Ito
The Pragmatic Development of Humor
Elena Hoicka
“The elevator’s buttocks”: Metaphorical abilities in children
Nausicaa Pouscoulous
Irony production and comprehension
Eva Filippova
Narrative Development across Cultural Contexts: Finding the Pragmatic in Parent-Child Reminiscing
Ana M. Carmiol and Alison Sparks
Children’s understanding of linguistic expressions of certainty and evidentiality
Tomoko Matsui
Crosslinguistic and crosscultural approaches to pragmatic development
Aylin C. Küntay, Keiko Nakamura and A. Beyza Ateş-Şen
Atypical pragmatic development
Courtenay Frazier Norbury
Assessing pragmatic language functioning in young children: Its importance and challenges
Daniela K. O’Neill
Developmental pragmatics: Interdisciplinary perspectives on complex learning in everyday practice
Nancy Budwig
“An excellent collection of up-to-date papers on pragmatic competence as the root of language acquisition – and as its fullest flowering as well.”
Cited by

Cited by other publications

Armstrong, Meghan E. & Iris Hübscher
2018.  In The Development of Prosody in First Language Acquisition [Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 23],  pp. 271 ff. Crossref logo
Esteve-Gibert, Núria & Pilar Prieto
2018.  In The Development of Prosody in First Language Acquisition [Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 23],  pp. 227 ff. Crossref logo
Mazzarella, Diana & Nausicaa Pouscoulous
2020. Pragmatics and epistemic vigilance: A developmental perspective. Mind & Language Crossref logo
Nelson, Diane & Virve-Anneli Vihman
2018. Bringing the toys to life. International Journal of Language and Culture 5:2  pp. 203 ff. Crossref logo
Papafragou, Anna
2018. Pragmatic Development. Language Learning and Development 14:3  pp. 167 ff. Crossref logo
Schröder, Lisa, Anna Dintsioudi, Marit Kristine List & Heidi Keller
2019. Teachers’ Conversational Style and Children’s Language Development in German Childcare Centers: A Culture-Sensitive Intervention. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 50:2  pp. 164 ff. Crossref logo
Zufferey, Sandrine
2016.  In Handbook of Pragmatics, Crossref logo
Zufferey, Sandrine, Jacques Moeschler & Anne Reboul
2019.  In Implicatures, Crossref logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 22 september 2020. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014001872