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The growth of syntax

Anat Ninio

in Language and the Learning Curve: A new theory of syntactic development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199299829
eISBN:
9780191584985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299829.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter examines the role of the environment in syntactic development, and argues for novel conceptualization derived from complexity theory. According to this view, language is a complex ... More


The learning curve

Anat Ninio

in Language and the Learning Curve: A new theory of syntactic development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199299829
eISBN:
9780191584985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299829.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter presents arguments in favour of considering syntactic development as a kind of cognitive skill learning, with transfer, generalization, and other practice effects demonstrating the ... More


A Unified Perspective of First and Second Language Acquisition

John H. Schumann

in Exploring the Interactional Instinct

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199927005
eISBN:
9780199369737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927005.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents a view of first and second language acquisition in which both processes are seen to be governed by three factors: desire/motivation, ability/aptitude, and opportunity. ... More


Valency

Anat Ninio

in Language and the Learning Curve: A new theory of syntactic development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199299829
eISBN:
9780191584985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299829.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter argues that children employ a fundamental formal syntactic operation suggested by theoretical linguistics when producing even their earliest word combinations. It starts with a review of ... More


Lexicalism

Anat Ninio

in Language and the Learning Curve: A new theory of syntactic development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199299829
eISBN:
9780191584985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299829.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter reviews the lexicalist stance of present-day generative linguistics. It argues that as all syntax is in the lexicon, children do not develop abstract schemas or rules but operate solely ... More


The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Clifton Pye

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The Mayan family of languages is ancient and unique. With their distinctive relational nouns, positionals, and complex grammatical voices, they are quite alien to English and have never been shown to ... More


Acquiring “Knowledge”—An Alternative Model

Avner Baz

in The Crisis of Method in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801887
eISBN:
9780191840432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801887.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter argues that empirical studies of first-language acquisition lend support to the Wittgensteinian-Merleau-Pontian conception of language as against the prevailing conception that ... More


The Crisis of Method in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy

Avner Baz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801887
eISBN:
9780191840432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801887.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The book presents a critique of what has come to be called “the method of cases”—theorizing on the basis of the “application” of words to cases—as well as of the recent debates between “armchair” and ... More


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