ERIC Number: EJ639743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Breaking the Language Barrier: An Emergentist Coalition Model for the Origins of Word Learning.
Hollich, George J.
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, v65 n3 p1-123 2000
Presents emergentist coalition theory of language development characterizing lexical acquisition as the emergent product of cognitive constraints, social-pragmatic factors, and global attentional mechanisms. Details 12 experiments with 12- to 25-month-olds using the development of reference as test case of the theory. Presents evidence that children construct principles of word learning with resulting changes in the character of word learning. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
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