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LINGUIST List 19.1308

Thu Apr 17 2008

Books: Semantics/Lang Acquisition/Psycholing: van Geenhoven (Ed)

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        1.    Jasper de Vaal, Semantics in Acquisition: van Geenhoven (Ed)


Message 1: Semantics in Acquisition: van Geenhoven (Ed)
Date: 08-Apr-2008
From: Jasper de Vaal <jasper.devaalspringer.com>
Subject: Semantics in Acquisition: van Geenhoven (Ed)
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Title: Semantics in Acquisition
Series Title: Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
Published: 2008
Publisher: Springer
                http://www.springer.com

Book URL: http://www.springer.com/978-1-4020-8513-0

Editor: Veerle van Geenhoven
Paperback: ISBN: 9781402085130 Pages: 355 Price: U.S. $ 79.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781402085130 Pages: 355 Price: U.K. £ 37.50
Paperback: ISBN: 9781402085130 Pages: 355 Price: Europe EURO 49.95
Abstract:

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced book.

*The two linguistic subfields of semantics and language acquisition are
connected to each other, which has rarely been done before.

*Semantics usually deals with adult language, and language acquisition
usually is studied from the perspective of syntax or from a functional
perspective, but not systematically from a formal semantic one.

This volume contains writings focusing on semantic phenomena and their
interpretation in the analysis of the language of a learner. The variety of
phenomena that are addressed is substantial: temporal aspect and tense,
specificity, quantification, scope, finiteness, focus structure, and focus
particles. These phenomena are investigated is many languages. The volume
creates a theoretical as well as an empirical bridge between semantic
research on the one hand and psycholinguistic acquisition studies on the other.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Psycholinguistics
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng )

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