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Author Golinkoff, Roberta M.

Title Becoming a Word Learner : a Debate on Lexical Acquisition
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (217 pages)
Contents Contributors; 1. Word Learning: Icon, Index, or Symbol?; 2. The Intentionality Model of Word Learning: How to Learn a Word, Any Word; 3. Learning How to Learn Words: An Associative Crane; 4. Constraining the Problem Space in Early Word Learning; 5. The Social Nature of Words and Word Learning; 6. An Emergentist Coalition Model for Word Learning: Mapping Words to Objects Is a Product of the Interaction of Multiple Cues; 7. Counterpoint Commentary; LOIS BLOOM: "What Can We Take for Granted in Word Learning?"
Summary A debate on lexical acquisition by some of the most prominent and influential psychologists in the area of language development. In the final commentary chapter, an exchange between competing colleagues sharpens differences and, in some cases, brings consensus
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Form Electronic book
Author Bloom, Lois.
Hirsh-Pasek, Kathryn
Smith, Linda B.
Woodward, Amanda L
ISBN 0195351479 (electronic bk.)
9780195351477 (electronic bk.)