Current Perspectives on Child Language Acquisition

How children use their environment to learn

ORCID logoCaroline F. Rowland | Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics & Radboud University
ORCID logoAnna L. Theakston | University of Manchester
ORCID logoBen Ambridge | University of Liverpool
ORCID logoKatherine E. Twomey | University of Manchester
ISBN 9789027207074 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027261007 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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In recent years the field has seen an increasing realisation that the full complexity of language acquisition demands theories that (a) explain how children integrate information from multiple sources in the environment, (b) build linguistic representations at a number of different levels, and (c) learn how to combine these representations in order to communicate effectively. These new findings have stimulated new theoretical perspectives that are more centered on explaining learning as a complex dynamic interaction between the child and her environment. This book is the first attempt to bring some of these new perspectives together in one place. It is a collection of essays written by a group of researchers who all take an approach centered on child-environment interaction, and all of whom have been influenced by the work of Elena Lieven, to whom this collection is dedicated.
[Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 27] 2020.  ix, 330 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This volume is of great benefit to child language acquisition scholars, especially from the usage-based perspective. The greatest strength of this volume is that it covers almost all emerging issues in child language acquisition, informing readers about the overall academic picture.”
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CFDC: Language acquisition

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009040: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Psycholinguistics / General
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