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How Children Learn the Meanings of Words

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ISBN-10: 0262523299

ISBN-13: 9780262523295

Edition: 2002 (Reprint)

Authors: Paul Bloom, Jeffrey S. Rosenschein, Susan Carey, Lila Gleitman, Elissa L. Newport

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This text suggests that children learn words through sophisticated cognitive abilities that exist for other purposes. Topics included are the effects of language on spatial reasoning and the origin of essentialist beliefs.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 314
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works…    

Series Foreword
First Words
Fast Mapping and the Course of Word Learning
Word Learning and Theory of Mind
Object Names and Other Common Nouns
Pronouns and Proper Names
Concepts and Categories
Naming Representations
Learning Words through Linguistic Context
Number Words
Words and Concepts
Final Words
Author Index
Subject Index