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Books: Lang Acquisition: Tomasello, Slobin (Eds)

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Message 1: Beyond Nature-Nurture: Tomasello, Slobin (Eds)

Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 15:24:14 -0400 (EDT)
From: CathleenPetree <CathleenPetreeearthlink.net>
Subject: Beyond Nature-Nurture: Tomasello, Slobin (Eds)


Title: Beyond Nature-Nurture
Subtitle: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Bates

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
		http://www.erlbaum.com/

Editor: Michael Tomasello, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
	Anthropology
Editor: Dan Isaac Slobin, University of California, Berkeley

Hardback: ISBN: 0805850279, Pages: 339, Price: U.S. $ 69.95

Abstract:

Beyond Nature-Nurture: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Bates is a very
special tribute to the University of California, San Diego
psycholinguist, developmental psychologist, and cognitive scientist,
Elizabeth Ann Bates, who died on December 14, 2003 from pancreatic
cancer. Liz was a force of nature; she was also a nurturing force, as
is evidenced by this collaborative collection of chapters written by
many of her closest colleagues and former students. The book covers a
brilliant career of wide-ranging interdisciplinary interests, such as
the brain bases of language in children and adults, language and
cognitive development in normal and neurologically impaired
populations of children, real-time language processing in monolinguals
and bilinguals, and crosslinguistic comparisons of language
development, language use, and language loss. In this volume, the
contributors provide up-to-date reviews of these and other areas of
research in an attempt to continue in the directions in which she has
pointed us.

The genius of Liz Bates is founded on a deep dedication to science,
supported by an enduring sense of humor. The volume is introduced by
the editors' collection of "Bates's aphorisms," the wisdom of which
guide much of the field today: "[T]he human capacity for language
could be both innate and species-specific, and yet involve no
mechanisms that evolved specifically and uniquely for language itself.
Language could be viewed as a new machine constructed entirely out of
old parts." (Bates & MacWhinney, 1989) The volume also contains a
list of her many important publications, as well as some personal
reflections of some of the contributors, noting ways in which she made
a difference in their lives.

Beyond Nature-Nurture: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Bates should
appeal to international scholars in the fields of developmental
psycholinguistics, cognitive science, crosslinguistic research, and
both child and adult language disorders. It is a state-of-the-art
overview of many areas of cognitive science, and will be of classroom
use at the graduate level in courses designed as seminars in any of
these topics.

Introduction
Dan I. Slobin & Michael Tomasello

Elizabeth Bates's Aphorisms for the Study of Language, Cognition,
Development, Biology, and Evolution

Bibliography of Publications by Elizabeth Bates

Gestures and Word Learning

Gesture and the Emergence and Development of Language
Virginia Volterra, Maria Cristina Caselli, Olga Capirci, & Elena
Pizzuto

Commonality and Individual Differences in Vocabulary Growth
Philip Dale & Judith Goodman

The Competition Model and Connectionism

New Directions in the Competition Model
Brian MacWhinney

Cues, Constraints, and Competition in Sentence Processing
Jeffrey L. Elman, Mary Hare, & Ken McRae

Grammar

Words and Grammar
Virginia Marchman & Donna Thal
The Competition Model: Crosslinguistic Studies of Online Processing
Antonella Devescovi & Simonetta D'Amico

Biology and Language

Rethinking Developmental Neurobiology
Barbara L. Finlay 

Bates's Emergentist Theory and its Relevance to Understanding
Genotype/Phenotype Relations
Annette Karmiloff-Smith 

Language and the Brain
Frederic Dick, Nina F. Dronkers, Luigi Pizzamiglio, Ayse Pinar Saygin,
Steven L. Small, & Stephen Wilson
	
Language Processing

The lexicon, grammar, and the past tense: Dissociation revisited	
William D. Marslen-Wilson & Lorraine K. Tyler 

Perceptual and Attentional Factors in Language Comprehension: 
A Domain-General Approach
Jennifer Aydelott, Marta Kutas, & Kara D. Federmeier


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