Semantics in Language Acquisition

ORCID logoKristen Syrett | Rutgers University, New Brunswick
ORCID logoSudha Arunachalam | Boston University
ISBN 9789027201379 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027263605 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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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.
[Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 24] 2018.  vi, 391 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Clark, Eve V.
2018. First Language Vocabulary Acquisition. In The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics,  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Valleau, Matthew James, Haruka Konishi, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek & Sudha Arunachalam
2018. An Eye-Tracking Study of Receptive Verb Knowledge in Toddlers. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 61:12  pp. 2917 ff. DOI logo

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CFDC: Language acquisition

Main BISAC Subject

LAN016000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
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