The Lexicon In Acquisition by Eve V. ClarkThe Lexicon In Acquisition by Eve V. Clark

The Lexicon In Acquisition

byEve V. Clark

Paperback | March 31, 1995

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Eve Clark argues for the centrality of the lexicon in language and language acquisition. She looks at the hypotheses children draw on about possible word meanings, and how they map their meanings onto forms. Starting with children's emerging knowledge of conventional words and meanings, she takes up their growing knowledge of word structure as reflected in their formation of new words. The Lexicon in Acquisition synthesizes Professor Clark's widely respected work in the field, and will interest linguists, psychologists, and cognitive scientists.
Title:The Lexicon In AcquisitionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:March 31, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521484642

ISBN - 13:9780521484640


Table of Contents

1. The lexicon: words old and new; Part I. Lexical Acquisition: 2. Early lexical development; 3. The mapping problem; 4. Conventionality and contrast; 5. Pragmatic principles and acquisition; 6. Transparency and simplicity; 7. Productivity; Part II. Case Studies of Lexical Innovation: 8. Words for things; 9. More words for things; 10. Words for agents and instruments; 11. Words for actions; 12. Words for undoing actions; Part III. Conclusion: 13. Issues for acquisition; Bibliography; Index of names; Index of subjects.

Editorial Reviews

"A deep and important contribution from the perspective of Clark's own theorizing on conventionality and contrast, and on the simplicity/transparency issue....A contribution of great interest, required reading for everyone in the field of language acquisition who is interested in the lexicon." Lila R. Gleitman, University of Pennsylvania