Language in Interaction

Studies in honor of Eve V. Clark

| Hebrew University, Jerusalem
| Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
| University of Rochester
| University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
ISBN 9789027244017 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027269256 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Understanding how communicative goals impact and drive the learning process has been a long-standing issue in the field of language acquisition. Recent years have seen renewed interest in the social and pragmatic aspects of language learning: the way interaction shapes what and how children learn. In this volume, we bring together researchers working on interaction in different domains to present a cohesive overview of ongoing interactional research. The studies address the diversity of the environments children learn in; the role of para-linguistic information; the pragmatic forces driving language learning; and the way communicative pressures impact language use and change. Using observational, empirical and computational findings, this volume highlights the effect of interpersonal communication on what children hear and what they learn. This anthology is inspired by and dedicated to Prof. Eve V. Clark – a pioneer in all matters related to language acquisition – and a major force in establishing interaction and communication as crucial aspects of language learning.
[Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 12]  2014.  xi, 358 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
introduction Language acquisition in interaction
Chigusa Kurumada and Inbal Arnon
Part 1. The social and interactional nature of language input (five papers)
Conversational input to bilingual children
Susan M. Ervin-Tripp
Social environments shape children’s language experiences, strengthening language processing and building vocabulary
Adriana Weisleder and Anne Fernald
The interactional context of language learning in Tzeltal
Penelope Brown
Conversation and language acquisition: Unique properties and effects
Edy Veneziano
Taking the floor on time: Delay and deferral in children’s turn taking
Marisa Casillas
Part 2. The role of paralinguistic information in language learning (three papers)
Temporal synchrony in early multi-modal communication
Barbara F. Kelly
Shared attention, gaze and pointing gestures in hearing and deaf children
Aliyah Morgenstern
How gesture helps children learn language
Susan Goldin-Meadow
Part 3. Pragmatic forces in language learning (six papers)
Referential pacts in child language development
Gemma Stephens and Danielle Matthews
“We call it as puppy” Pragmatic factors in bilingual language choice
Medha Tare and Susan A. Gelman
Learning words through probabilistic inferences about speakers’ communicative intentions
Michael C. Frank
Word order as a structural cue and word reordering as an interactional process in early language acquisition
Aylin C. Küntay and Duygu Özge
The discourse basis of the Korean copula construction in acquisition
Patricia M. Clancy
Emergent clause-combining in adult-child interactional contexts
Ruth A. Berman and Lyle Lustigman
Part 4. Interactional effects on language structure 
and use (three papers)
Analytic and holistic processing 
in the development of constructions
Joan L. Bybee
From speech with others to speech for self: A case study of “externalized drama”
Dan I. Slobin
How to talk with children
Herbert H. Clark
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2015.  In Trilingual Language Acquisition [Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 16], Crossref logo
Kate Scott, Billy Clark & Robyn Carston
2019.  In Relevance, Pragmatics and Interpretation, Crossref logo

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BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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