Crosslinguistic Approaches to the Psychology of Language: by Jiansheng Guo,Elena Lieven,Nancy Budwig,Susan

By Jiansheng Guo,Elena Lieven,Nancy Budwig,Susan Ervin-Tripp,Keiko Nakamura,Seyda Ozcaliskan

This quantity covers cutting-edge learn within the box of crosslinguistic methods to the psychology of language. The 40 chapters disguise a variety of subject matters that characterize the various learn pursuits of a pioneer, Dan Isaac Slobin, who has been a huge highbrow and artistic strength within the box of kid language improvement, linguistics, and psycholinguistics for the prior 4 decades.

Slobin has insisted on a rigorous, crosslinguistic procedure in his try to determine common developmental styles in language studying, to discover the results of specific sorts of languages on psycholinguistic methods, to figure out the level to which universals of language and language habit are decided through modality (vocal/auditory vs. manual/visual) and, ultimately, to enquire the relation among linguistic and cognitive approaches.

In this quantity, researchers soak up the problem of the variations among languages to ahead study in 4 significant parts with which Slobin has been involved all through his profession: language studying in crosslinguistic point of view (spoken and signal languages); the mixing of language particular components in narrative ability; theoretical concerns in typology, language improvement and language switch; and the dating among language and cognition.

All chapters are written by means of prime researchers presently operating in those fields, who're Slobin's colleagues, collaborators or former scholars in linguistics, psychology, anthropology, and cognitive technology. every one part starts off with an introductory bankruptcy that connects the subjects of the chapters and reports Slobin's contribution within the context of prior study tendencies and destiny instructions. the full quantity focuses squarely at the important argument: universals of human language and of its improvement are embodied and printed in its different manifestations and utilization.

Crosslinguistic techniques to the learn of Language is a key source for these drawn to the diversity of adjustments among languages and the way this affects on studying, cognition and language switch, and a tribute to Dan Slobin's momentous contribution to the field.

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