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ERIC Number: EJ430025
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0271-5309
Do We Need a Metatheory of Language Development?
McShane, John
Language and Communication, v7 n2 p111-21 1987
Discusses how a theory of language development must explain what develops and how development proceeds. Explaining what develops involves creating sequential theories of developing competence that converge to an adult theory, and explaining how development proceeds involves creating theories of the mechanisms of change responsible for movement through the development sequence. (12 references) (JL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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