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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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Primary Relationships and the Symbol Situation

Primary Relationships and the Symbol Situation

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(p.15) 2 Primary Relationships and the Symbol Situation
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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/9780195177879.003.0002

This chapter discusses the nature of what children confronting language must learn and the role of their relationships with caregivers in this transition. Topics covered include language development in the context of caregiver relationships, shared meaning prior to language, the development of joint attention, various forms of interaction, the formation of symbolic vehicle-referent relationships, shared perceptual and representational meanings, and dynamic schematizing.

Keywords:   language development, shared meaning, joint attention, vehicle-referent relationships, perceptual meaning, representational meaning, dynamic schematizing

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