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Title Semantics in language acquisition / edited by Kristen Syrett, Sudha Arunachalam
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (vi, 391 pages)
Series Trends in language acquisition research, 1569-0644 ; volume 24
Trends in language acquisition research ; v. 24. 1569-0644
Contents The historical emergence and current study of semantics in acquisition / Kristen Syrett -- Section I: Lexical meaning. Word meanings and semantic domains in acquisition / Eve V. Clark -- The influence of linguistic temporal organization on children's understanding of temporal terms and concepts / Laura Wagner -- Semantic features of early verb vocabularies / Sabrina Horvath, Leslie Rescorla and Sudha Arunachalam -- Section II: Event semantics. On the acquisition of event culmination / Angeliek van Hout -- Telicity in typical and impaired acquisition / Petra Schulz -- Section III: Syntactic structure and semantic meaning. Not all subjects are agents : transitivity and meaning in early language comprehension / Rose M. Scott, Yael Gertner and Cynthia Fisher -- Analogical structure mapping and the formation of abstract constructions : a novel construction learning study / Ben Ambridge, Micah B. Goldwater and Elena V.M. Lieven -- The labeling problem in syntactic bootstrapping : main clause syntax in the acquisition of propositional attitude verbs / Aaron Steven White, Valentine Hacquard and Jeffrey Lidz -- Perspectives on truth : the case of language and false belief reasoning / Jill de Villiers -- Section IV: Logical interpretations. The meaning of question words in statements in child Mandarin / Stephen Crain and Peng Zhou -- Overt, covert, and clandestine operations : ambiguity and ellipsis in acquisition / Kristen Syrett -- Section V: The relation between semantics and pragmatics. Developmental insights into gappy phenomena : comparing presupposition, implicature, homogeneity, and vagueness / Lyn Tieu, Cory Bill, Jérémy Zehr, Jacopo Romoli and Florian Schwarz -- Four-year-old children compute scalar implicatures in absence of epistemic reasoning / David Barner, Lara K. Hochstein, Miriam P. Rubenson and Alan Bale -- The acquisition path of near-reflexivity / Valentina Brunetto and Tom Roeper
Summary "This volume presents the state of the art of recent research on the acquisition of semantics. Covering topics ranging from infants' initial acquisition of word meaning to the more sophisticated mapping between structure and meaning in the syntax-semantics interface, and the relation between logical content and inferences on language meaning (semantics and pragmatics), the papers in this volume introduce the reader to the variety of ways in which children come to realize that semantic content is encoded in word meaning (for example, in the event semantics of the verbal domain or the scope of logical operators), and at the level of the sentence, which requires the composition of semantic meaning. The authors represent some of the most established and promising researchers in this domain, demonstrating collective expertise in a range of methodologies and topics relevant to the acquisition of semantics. This volume will serve as a valuable resource for students and faculty, and junior and seasoned researchers alike"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 10, 2018)
Subject Semantics.
Language acquisition.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Language Development
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax
Language acquisition
Form Electronic book
Author Syrett, Kristen, editor
Arunachalam, Sudha, author
LC no. 2018041915
ISBN 9789027263605