LINGUIST List 31.3089

Mon Oct 12 2020

Books: Current Perspectives on Child Language Acquisition: Rowland, Theakston, Ambridge, Twomey (eds.)

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Date: 12-Oct-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Current Perspectives on Child Language Acquisition: Rowland, Theakston, Ambridge, Twomey (eds.)
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Title: Current Perspectives on Child Language Acquisition
Subtitle: How children use their environment to learn
Series Title: Trends in Language Acquisition Research 27
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/tilar.27

Editor: Caroline F. Rowland
Editor: Anna L. Theakston
Editor: Ben Ambridge
Editor: Katherine E. Twomey
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261007 Pages: 330 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261007 Pages: 330 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261007 Pages: 330 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207074 Pages: 330 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207074 Pages: 330 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207074 Pages: 330 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

In recent years the field has seen an increasing realisation that the full complexity of language acquisition demands theories that (a) explain how children integrate information from multiple sources in the environment, (b) build linguistic representations at a number of different levels, and (c) learn how to combine these representations in order to communicate effectively. These new findings have stimulated new theoretical perspectives that are more centered on explaining learning as a complex dynamic interaction between the child and her environment. This book is the first attempt to bring some of these new perspectives together in one place. It is a collection of essays written by a group of researchers who all take an approach centered on child-environment interaction, and all of whom have been influenced by the work of Elena Lieven, to whom this collection is dedicated.

Linguistic Field(s): Clinical Linguistics
                            Cognitive Science
                            Language Acquisition
                            Psycholinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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