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Research in this area addresses a number of questions such as:
- When are early words produced and understood
- Are infants aware of the connections between words like 'cat' and 'dog'?
- When do children know about the sounds that make up the words they know?
- When do children use the order of words in a sentence in learning the meanings of new words?
- How do infants form categories?
- What information do children use to identify visual objects? Do they process objects in a different way when the object looked at is named?
References & BibliographyEdit
- Brown, R. (1973) A First Language: the Early Stages, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Villiers, J.G. de and Villiers, P.A. de (1978) Early Language, London: Fontana.
- Clark, E.V. and Anderson, E.A. (1979) Spontaneous repairs: awareness in the process of acquiring language, Papers and Reports on Child Language Development, Stanford University 16: 1-12.
- Fry, D. (1977) How did we learn to do it? In: V. Lee (ed.) Language Development, Milton Keynes: Open University Press.
- Shatz, M. (1978) Conceptualisation and awareness in Piaget's theory and its relevance to the child's conception of language. In: A. Sinclair, R.J. Jarvella and W.J.M. Levett (eds) The Child's Conception of Language, Berlin: Springer
- Snow, C. (1979) The development of conversation between mothers and babies. In: V. Lee (ed.) Language Development, Milton Keynes; Open University Press.
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- Sinclair de Zwart, H. (1967) Acquisition de language et developpement de In pence, Paris: Darned.