ERIC Number: ED087012
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Publication Date: 1973
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Cognitive Development and the Acquisition of Language.
Moore, Timothy E., Ed.
This volume deals with various aspects of the relationship between linguistic ability and general cognitive development. It presents original, up-to-date research for child psychologists, linguists, psycholinguists, scholars, teachers, and students interested in this field and interprets the findings in the context of contemporary linguistic theory. Language acquisition in children is examined in light of a number of cognitive capacities, including the acquisition of semantic categories, memory processes, and speaking styles. Topics include: "Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development,""Space, Time, Semantics, and the Child,""What's in a Word? On the Child's Acquisition of Semantics in His First Language,""On the Internal Structure of Perceptual and Semantic Categories,""Developmental Changes in Memory and the Acquisition of Language,""Code Switching in Children's Language,""The Genesis of Complex Sentences,""Connecting Children's Language and Linguistic Theory,""Structural Relationships in Children's Utterances: Syntactic or Semantic?""The Development of Phonemic Speech Perception,""On the Status of Vowel Shift in English," and "Some Strategies for the First Two Years." (RB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Language, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, English, Grammar, Language Ability, Language Acquisition, Language Research, Language Usage, Linguistic Theory, Psycholinguistics, Semantics
Academic Press Inc., Pub., 111 Fifth Ave., New York, New York 10003 ($16.00 cloth, $7.70 paper)
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