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ERIC Number: EJ1072116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1539-4352
Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches to Language Acquisition: Conceptual and Empirical Intersections
Dale, Rick
Behavior Analyst Today, v5 n4 p336-358 2004
The past 20 years have seen research on language acquisition in the cognitive sciences grow immensely. The current paper offers a fairly extensive review of this literature, arguing that new cognitive theories and empirical data are perfectly consistent with core predictions a behavior analytic approach makes about language development. The review focuses on important examples of productive linguistic behavior: word learning and early grammatical behavior. Language experience, through social and other contingencies, influences language development directly. Through these contingencies, the structure of language behavior exhibits a gradual emergence.
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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