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Introduction

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/9780199299829.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the purpose of this book, which is to propose the integration of up-to-date principles of theoretical linguistics, cognitive psychology, and ... More


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

Anat Ninio

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199299829
eISBN:
9780191584985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299829.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

Language development remains one of the most hotly debated topics in the cognitive sciences. In recent years, we have seen contributions to the debate from researchers in psychology, linguistics, ... 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


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


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