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How Children Learn to Learn Language$
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Lorraine McCune

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195177879

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177879.001.0001

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A Perspective

A Perspective

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(p.3) 1 A Perspective
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How Children Learn to Learn Language
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Lorraine McCune

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177879.003.0001

This chapter lays the theoretical foundations of the analyses in this book. The book addresses two major themes. First, language does not stand alone as the crowning achievement of infancy. Rather, other equally complex achievements are ongoing and contribute to linguistic development. Second, a set of precursor achievements organized from a dynamic systems perspective can successfully predict, for individual children, the onset of referential word use. The use of dynamic systems theory to study how infants acquire language is discussed. An overview of the succeeding chapters is presented.

Keywords:   language acquisition, linguistic development, dynamic system theory, referential word use

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