The Acquisition of Reference

| University of Manchester
| University of Kaiserslautern
ISBN 9789027244048 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027267894 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
Referring to entities is one of the key functions of language; learning to understand and use the relevant referential expressions is one of children’s major linguistic achievements. The 13 chapters of this volume bring together a wealth of information on the acquisition of referential processes in infants, pre-schoolers and school-age children drawing on data from more than 25 languages ranging from Italian to Inuktitut, and from Norwegian to Turkish. This book presents the state-of-the-art of corpus and experimental research on the acquisition of reference. The breadth of aspects of referential acquisition will make the volume appealing to a wide audience of researchers, including linguists and psycholinguists working on phonological, morpho-syntactic, and discourse-pragmatic aspects of language development. The cross-linguistic perspective adopted by several of the contributors will be of particular interest to researchers investigating the relevance of typological differences. The state-of-the-art approach makes the research accessible to specialist and non-specialist researchers alike, and will provide an invaluable resource for graduate-level courses.
[Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 15]  2015.  vi, 339 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: An overview of the acquisition of reference
Ludovica Serratrice and Shanley E.M. Allen
The acquisition of nominal determiners: Evidence from cross-linguistic approaches
Dominique Bassano-Bonhommo
Mapping information structure and word order: The acquisition of object placement
Kristine Bentzen
Children’ use of intonation in reference and the role of input
Aoju Chen
The role of gesture in referential communication: A developmental perspective
Melvin Mai-Rong Ng, Özlem Ece Demir and Wing Chee So
The role of cognitive accessibility in children’s referential choice
Shanley E.M. Allen, Mary Hughes and Barbora Skarabela
Acquisition and use of pronouns in a dialogic perspective
Anne Salazar-Orvig and Aliyah Morgenstern
From early to late mastery of reference: Multifunctionality and linguistic diversity
Maya Hickmann †, Sarah Schimke and Saveria Colonna
Online evidence for children’s interpretation of personal pronouns
Irina A. Sekerina
Children’s sensitivity to caregiver cues and the role of adult feedback in the developmentof referential communication
A. Beyza Ateş-Şen and Aylin C. Küntay
The cognitive underpinnings of referential abilities
Cécile De Cat
Production and comprehension of pronouns and reflexives in atypical populations
Vicky Chondrogianni
Referential expressions in bilingual acquisition
Ludovica Serratrice and Coralie Hervé
Language index
Subject index
“The varied chapters of The Acquisition of Reference provide state-of-the-art coverage of one of the most elusive and important topics in linguistic analysis and language use, hence, too, in child language acquisition. The editors are to be praised for the careful work they have done in ensuring contributions of a consistently high quality in both scholarly level and style of presentation. I endorse this volume in the strongest possible terms.”
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BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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