Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Development of Social EngagementNeurobiological Perspectives$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Peter J. Marshall and Nathan A. Fox

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195168716

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168716.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 11 November 2019

The Social Dimension in Language Development

The Social Dimension in Language Development

A Rich History and a New Frontier

Chapter:
(p.118) 5 The Social Dimension in Language Development
Source:
The Development of Social Engagement
Author(s):

Shannon M. Pruden

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168716.003.0005

This chapter suggests a strong correlation between social and cognitive development. The emergentist coalition model (ECM) is a useful tool in reevaluating our concept of the relationship between social cognition and language in typical populations. The model could aid us in gaining a better understanding of how the behaviours interrelate in atypical populations and may point to the new frontier of research in language and neuropsychology. The ECM approach is not limited to the mere search for a single-factor explanation for language development. It motivates consideration of multiple correlated factors when analyzing complex behaviour, and the search for both the biological foundations of language and the role of the interacting factors along the path toward language competence.

Keywords:   language development, social development, cognitive development, coalition model, social cognition, complex behaviour, language competence

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .