ERIC Number: ED038401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
How Children Learn Language.
Cairns, Charles; Silva, Dolores
The present level of understanding of the psycholinguistic processes and capacities underlying the child's acquisition of language is reviewed in this publication. In the first chapter, linguistic theories, biological characteristics of language learning, and the distinctions between language competence and language performance are discussed. The remaining two chapters are a detailed discussion of the empirical findings of psycholinguists and psychologists about language acquisition: chapter two focuses on the nature and acquisition of syntax while chapter three considers the nature of phonology in a grammar and the child's acquisition of phonology. A bibliography is included. (JM)
Descriptors: Child Language, Deep Structure, Generative Grammar, Language, Language Acquisition, Language Learning Levels, Language Proficiency, Language Universals, Linguistic Competence, Linguistic Theory, Phonetics, Phonology, Psycholinguistics, Structural Analysis, Surface Structure, Syntax, Verbal Development
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Public Schools, NM.