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Title Action meets word : how children learn verbs / edited by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 588 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : Progress on the verb learning front / Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek -- Finding the verbs : distributional cues to categories available to young learners / Toben H. Mintz -- Finding verb forms within the continuous speech stream / Thierry Nazzi and Derek Houston -- Discovering verbs through multiple-cue integration / Morten H. Christiansen and Padraic Monaghan -- Actions organize the infant's world / Jean M. Mandler -- Conceptual foundations for verb learning : celebrating the event / Rachel Pulverman [and others] -- Precursors to verb learning : infants' understanding of motion events / Marianella Casasola, Jui Bhagwat, and Kim T. Ferguson -- Preverbal spatial cognition and language-specific input : categories of containment and support / Soonja Choi -- The roots of verbs in prelinguistic action knowledge / Jennifer Sootsman Buresh, Amanda Woodward, and Camille W. Brune -- When is a grasp a grasp? Characterizing some basic components of human action processing / Jeffrey T. Loucks and Dare Baldwin -- Work, intention, and action : a two-tiered model of action word learning / Diane Poulin-Dubois and James N. Forbes -- Verbs, actions, and intentions / Douglas A. Behrend and Jason Scofield -- Are nouns easier to learn than verbs? Three experimental studies / Jane B. Childers and Michael Tomasello -- Verbs at the very beginning : parallels between comprehension and input / Letitia R Naigles and Erika Hoff -- A unified theory of word learning : putting verb acquisition in context / Mandy J. Maguire, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff -- Who's the subject? Sentence strucutre and verb meaning / Cynthia Fisher and Hyun-joo Song -- Verb learning as a probe into children's grammars / Jeffrey Lidz -- Revisiting the noun-verb debate : a cross linguistic comparison of novel noun and verb learning in English-, Japanese-, and Chinese-speaking children / Mutsumi Imai [and others] -- But are they really verbs? Chinese words for action / Twila Tardif -- Influences of object knowledge on the acquisition of verbs in English and Japanese / Alan W. Kersten, Linda B. Smith, and Hanako Yoshida -- East and west : a role for culture in the acquitision of nouns and verbs / Tracy A. Lavin, D. Geoffrey Hall, and Sandra R. Waxman -- Why verbs are hard to learn / Dedre Gentner
Summary Words are the building blocks of language. An understanding of how words are learned is thus central to any theory of language acquisition. This volume enters the uncharted waters of early verb learning, focusing on the foundations for verb learning, and how these foundations intersect with the burgeoning language system
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Verb.
Language acquisition.
Form Electronic book
Author Golinkoff, Roberta M.
Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy.
LC no. 2005008496
ISBN 0195170008 (hbk.)
1429402849 (electronic bk.)
9780195170009 (hbk.)
9781429402842 (electronic bk.)