Cognitive Development and Acquisition of Language - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125058506, 9781483294568

Cognitive Development and Acquisition of Language

1st Edition

Editors: Timothy E. Moore
eBook ISBN: 9781483294568
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th September 1973
Page Count: 320
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Cognitive Development and Acquisition of Language provides information pertinent to the relationship between cognitive development and language acquisition. This book describes some of the ways in which cognitive growth is reflected in, and interacts with, the development of language.

Organized into 13 chapters, this book begins with an overview of generative transformational grammar. This text then presents some of the methodological problems inherent in the investigation of language acquisition. Other chapters consider the argument that the child acquires English expressions for space and time by learning how to apply these expressions to the a priori knowledge he has about time and space. This book discusses as well a general hypothesis about the semantic knowledge by the child. The final chapter provides an integrative review of the research on language development and suggests some ways in which cognitive development and language acquisition are interdependent.

This book is a valuable resource for psychologists and linguists.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors


Preface


Introduction


Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development


Space, Time, Semantics, and the Child


Properties of P-Space


The Properties of English L-Space


Time as a Spatial Metaphor


Psychological Implications


Concluding Remarks


What's in a Word? On the Child's Acquisition of Semantics in His First Language


Introduction


Theories of Semantic Development


The Present Hypothesis: Semantic Feature Acquisition


The Evidence


Sources of Semantic Features


Conclusions


On the Internal Structure of Perceptual and Semantic Categories


Part I: Perceptual Categories


Part II: Semantic Categories


General Discussion


Developmental Changes in Memory and the Acquisition of Language


Code Switching in Children's Language


Adult Language to Children


The Children's Language


The Genesis of Complex Sentences


A Chronology of the Development of Complex Sentences


Summary and Concluding Remarks


Connecting Children's Language and Lingustic Theory


Structural Relationships in Children's Utterances: Syntactic or Semantic?


Some Existing Proposals about the Underlying Nature of Children's Utterances


Evaluating Proposals about Children's Deep Structures


A Semantic Interpretation of Children's Deep Structures


Summary


The Development of Phonemic Speech Perception


Introduction


Pilot Study


Experiment


On the Status of Vowel Shift in English


Introduction


The Great Vowel Shift


The Vowel Shift Rules


An Experiment with Vowel Shift


Acquisition of Rules
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No. of pages:
320
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1973
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483294568

About the Editor

Timothy E. Moore

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