Action Meets Word: How Children Learn Verbs

Paperback | May 13, 2010

EditorKathy Hirsh-pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

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Although there has been a surge in our understanding of children's vocabulary growth, theories of word learning lack a primary focus on verbs and adjectives. Researchers throughout the world recognize how our understanding of language acquisition can be at best partial if we cannot comprehendhow verbs are learned. This volume represents a proliferation of research on the frontier of early verb learning, enhancing our understanding of the building blocks of language and considering new ways to assess key aspects of language growth.

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Although there has been a surge in our understanding of children's vocabulary growth, theories of word learning lack a primary focus on verbs and adjectives. Researchers throughout the world recognize how our understanding of language acquisition can be at best partial if we cannot comprehendhow verbs are learned. This volume represent...

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek is Stanley and Deborah Lefkowitz Professor of Psychology and Director of the Infant Language Laboratory at Temple University. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff is H. Rodney Sharp Professor in the School of Education and Departments of Psychology and Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of Delaware
Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 1.42 inPublished:May 13, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199753717

ISBN - 13:9780199753710

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"Not only a state-of-the-art review of current understanding of verb learning, this book raises fundamental questions about word learning in general and, indeed, about the relation between language and thought." --Robert Siegler, Teresa Heinz Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University