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Language Acquisition at the Interfaces: Proceedings of GALA 2015

Choi, Jiyoung. Demirdache, Hamida. Lungu, Oana. Voeltzel, Laurence. , Choi, Jiyoung. Demirdache, Hamida. Lungu, Oana. Voeltzel, Laurence.

(2017)  | 9781527503366 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 345pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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This volume is a collection of papers presented at the 12th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition Conference held at the University of Nantes, France, in 2015. Language acquisition, a field of inquiry that has witnessed continuous growth during the past four decades, is central to building a...

The Acquisition of Verbs at the Syntax-Semantics Interface: Early Predicates

Lorusso, Paolo.

(2017)  | 9781527503335 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 285pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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This book presents theoretical and experimental analyses of the nature of early verbs. At around the age of two years old, children start to combine words and produce their first verbs. Verbal items appear later than nouns in a child’s speech and refer to the relational concepts in the world that are...

Metonymy and Word-Formation: Their Interactions and Complementation

Brdar, Mario.

(2017)  | 9781527503205 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 259pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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This book deals with the interplay between word-formation and metonymy. It shows that, like metaphor, metonymy interacts in important ways with morphological structure, but also warns us against a virtually unconstrained conception of metonymy. The central claim here is that word-formation and metonymy...

Descriptor revision : belief change through direct choice.

Hansson, Sven Ove.

(2017)  | 9783319530604 | Springer | hbk. | book | xviii, 239pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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This book provides a critical examination of how the choice of what to believe is represented in the standard model of belief change. In particular the use of possible worlds and infinite remainders as objects of choice is critically examined.Descriptors are introduced as a versatile tool for expressing...

Bilingualism : a framework for understanding the mental lexicon.

Goral, Mira. Libben, Gary. Libben, Maya.

(2017)  | 9789027243775 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 270pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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In the world today, bilingualism is more common than monolingualism. Thus, the default mental lexicon may in fact be the bilingual lexicon. More than ever, social and technological innovation have created a situation in which lexical knowledge may change dramatically throughout an individual's lifetime....

Crosslinguistic Encounters in Language Acquisition: Typical and Atypical Development

MĂŒller, Nicole. Babatsouli, Elena. Ingram, David. Muller, Nicole. MĂƒÂŒller, Nicole.

(2017)  | 9781783099085 | Channel View Publications | hbk. | book | 328pp | Availability last checked: 8/12/2017
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This book presents diverse, original research studies on typical and atypicalchild language acquisition in monolingual, bilingual and bi-dialectal settings,with a focus on development, assessment and research methodology. Languagesinvestigated in the studies include underrepresented languages, such...

Lexical polycategoriality : cross-linguistic, cross-theoretical and language acquisition approaches.

Vapnarsky, Valentina. Veneziano, Edy.

(2017)  | 9789027259479 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 493pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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This book presents a collection of chapters on the nature, flexibility and acquisition of lexical categories. These long-debated issues are looked at anew by exploring the hypothesis of lexical polycategoriality -according to which lexical forms are not fully, or univocally, specified for lexical category-...

Linguistics and the Parts of the Mind: Or How to Build a Machine Worth Talking To

Hamblin, C.L. , Staines, Phillip.

(2017)  | 9781527502925 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 185pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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The study of language has always been closely allied to the study of philosophy. This book starts from a criticism of the neglect by linguists of the study of “macrolinguistics”—the nature and rules of sequence in dialogue of the larger linguistic units, such as statements, questions, retractions, various...

Compositionality and concepts in linguistics and psychology.

Hampton, James A. Winter, Yoad.

(2017)  | 9783319459752 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 337pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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By highlighting relations between experimental and theoretical work, this volume explores new ways of addressing one of the central challenges in the study of language and cognition. The articles bring together work by leading scholars and younger researchers in psychology, linguistics and philosophy....


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