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Rades, Nancy and Cathy Hankins Dent. 1979. A theoretical approach to meaning based on a theory of direct perception. In French, Patrice L., ed. The development of meaning. Bunka Hyoron. pp. 146–177.
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R. and D. use J.J. Gibson and E.J. Gibson's theory of 'direct perception' as a source of insights into the problem of meaning and the acquisition of language as a system that communicates meaning. The view is compared with the meaning theories of C.E.Osgood, E.H.Lenneberg, and J.Piaget.