ERIC Number: EJ893958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
The Role of Emotion in Word Learning
Doan, S. N.
Early Child Development and Care, v180 n8 p1065-1078 Sep 2010
The way in which emotion interacts with cognition has been of great interest to researchers for hundreds of years. Emotion has been shown to play an important role in attention, learning and memory. However, the way in which emotion influences the basic process of word learning in infancy has largely been ignored. In the current paper, the mechanisms by which emotion can influence word learning are explored in three contexts, embedded within the stimulus, as a socio-pragmatic cue and within the child.
Descriptors: Infants, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response, Interaction, Cognitive Processes, Learning Processes, Influences, Cues, Language Acquisition, Oral Language, Child Development, Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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