Linguistic Development And Education by Michael Vincent O'sheaLinguistic Development And Education by Michael Vincent O'shea

Linguistic Development And Education

byMichael Vincent O'shea

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV PARTS OF SPEECH IN EARLY LINGUISTIC ACTIVITY (Concluded) i. Adjectival and Adverbial Function Let Us glance for a moment now at the place of qualify-Requireing and particularizing terms in early linguistic activity, thcorThe term "modifier" suggests differentiation in mental "modicontent, and we should not expect to find limiting terms fier" and phrases employed, intelligently, at any rate, until the child's thought had attained a considerable degree of complexity, so that he would feel the need of some particularization in his expression. Of course, his appreciation of particular properties of objects is implicit in his reactions upon them--in his attitude toward his kitten, for instance--long before he employs qualifying terms. He shows that he regards his kitten as " nice," for illustration; but still the notion of niceness as a general attribute of things is not yet differentiated. Two processes must go on pari passu in order that the child may feel the need of terms to function as modifiers. For one thing, there must take place continual differentiation in the mass of impressions which are received from any particular object; and then there The development of particularizing function. must be generalization of similar experiences with objects, giving types of experience which may each be designated by modifiers, and attached to objects according to the type of experience which they yield. Of course, qualifying terms may very early be used which have the outward aspect of modifiers, but inwardly they do not function as such. They are the resultants of mere mechanical imitation. Take, for example, H. who at two and a half years would say, when running to greet her father returning to the house, "nice papa." She had been taught this formula, ...
Title:Linguistic Development And EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217506305

ISBN - 13:9780217506304