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Braunwald, Susan R. 1978. Context, word and meaning: Toward a communicational analysis of lexical acquisition. In Lock, Andrew, ed. Action, gesture and symbol: The emergence of language. Academic Press. pp. 485–527.
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The author traces the daily acquisition and evolution of the meanings of a child's first 50 words as they communicate in situational contexts. The problem of reference is approached from a pragmatic perspective.