Semantics in language acquisition /

"This volume presents the state of the art of recent research on the acquisition of semantics. Covering topics ranging from infants' initial acquisition of word meaning to the more sophisticated mapping between structure and meaning in the syntax-semantics interface, and the relation betwe...

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Other Authors: Syrett, Kristen (Editor), Arunachalam, Sudha (Editor)
Format: Book
Published: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2018]
Series:Trends in language acquisition research ; v. 24.
Table of Contents:
  • The historical emergence and current study of semantics in acquisition / Kristen Syrett
  • Word meanings and semantic domains in acquisition / Eve V. Clark
  • The influence of linguistic temporal organization on children's understanding of temporal terms and concepts / Laura Wagner
  • Semantic features of early verb vocabularies / Sabrina Horvath, Leslie Rescorla and Sudha Arunachalam
  • On the acquisition of event culmination / Angeliek van Hout
  • Telicity in typical and impaired acquisition / Petra Schulz
  • Not all subjects are agents : transitivity and meaning in early language comprehension / Rose M. Scott, Yael Gertner and Cynthia Fisher
  • Analogical structure mapping and the formation of abstract constructions : a novel construction learning study / Ben Ambridge, Micah B. Goldwater and Elena V.M. Lieven
  • The labeling problem in syntactic bootstrapping : main clause syntax in the acquisition of propositional attitude verbs / Aaron Steven White, Valentine Hacquard and Jeffrey Lidz
  • Perspectives on truth : the case of language and false belief reasoning / Jill de Villiers
  • The meaning of question words in statements in child mandarin / Stephen Crain and Peng Zhou
  • Overt, covert, and clandestine operations : ambiguity and ellipsis in acquisition / Kristen Syrett
  • Developmental insights into gappy phenomena : comparing presupposition, implicature, homogeneity, and vagueness / Lyn Tieu, Cory Bill, Jérémy Zehr, Jacopo Romoli and Florian Schwarz
  • Four-year-old children compute scalar implicatures in absence of epistemic reasoning / David Barner, Lara K. Hochstein, Miriam P. Rubenson and Alan Bale
  • The acquisition path of near-reflexivity / Valentina Brunetto and Tom Roeper.