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Author Cattell, N. R.

Title Children's language : consensus and controversy / Ray Cattell
Published London : Cassell, 2000


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Description x, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Getting to rub two words together (Getting started with language) -- Catching fire (starting to make fast progress) -- Do we teach children to speak? (B.F. Skinner and behaviourism) -- Learning through touching and feeling (Jean Piaget: learning is based on handling objects) -- What goes on in the mind? (Mentalism as a school of thought. Noam Chomsky) -- A close look at Chomsky's theories (Some of Chomsky's work on language acquisition) -- Do we help children to speak? ("Motherese" or child-directed speech) -- Learning how to mean (Michael Halliday's views on how language develops) -- The two hemispheres of the brain - A (Their functions in relation to language) -- The two hemispheres of the brain - B (Modern discoveries about them) -- The bounds of language acquisition (What is and what isn't natural language acquisition?) -- Was Dr. Dolittle lying? (Animals and language) -- "Bootstrapping" - A (New knowledge about infant knowledge) -- "Bootstrapping" - B (Bootstrapping in vocabulary) -- The best of both worlds? (The work of Annette Karmiloff-Smith) -- Conclusion (Drawing the threads together)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Children -- Language.
Language acquisition.
LC no. 99038234
ISBN 0304701289 cased
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