- Title Pages
- 1 Introduction: Why Language Matters
- 2 Language Pathways into the Community of Minds
- 3 Communication, Relationships, and Individual Differences in Children’s Understanding of Mind
- 4 Conversation, Pretense, and Theory of Mind
- 5 Talking About “New” Information: The Given/New Distinction and Children’s Developing Theory of Mind
- 6 The Developmental Origins of Meaning for Mental Terms
- 7 Language Promotes Structural Alignment in the Acquisition of Mentalistic Concepts
- 8 Language and the Development of Cognitive Flexibility: Implications for Theory of Mind
- 9 Representational Development and False-Belief Understanding
- 10 Can Language Acquisition Give Children a Point of View?
- 11 What Does “That” Have to Do with Point of View? Conflicting Desires and “Want” in German
- 12 Linguistic Communication and Social Understanding
- 13 The Role of Language in Theory-of-Mind Development: What Deaf Children Tell Us
- 14 How Language Facilitates the Acquisition of False-Belief Understanding in Children with Autism
- 15 Genetic and Environmental Influences on Individual Differences in Language and Theory of Mind: Common or Distinct?
- Author Index
- Subject Index
- Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind
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