First Verbs: A Case Study of Early Grammatical Development by Michael Tomasello
First Verbs: A Case Study of Early Grammatical Development
Author: Michael Tomasello
Title: First Verbs: A Case Study of Early Grammatical Development
ISBN10: 0521374960
ISBN13: 978-0521374965
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 27, 1992)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1603 kb
Size epub: 1246 kb
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Subcategory: Psychology & Counseling
First Verbs is a detailed diary study of one child's earliest language development during her second year of life. Using a Cognitive Linguistics framework, the author focuses on how his daughter acquired her first verbs, and the role verbs played in her early grammatical development. The author argues that many of a child's first grammatical structures are tied to individual verbs, and that earliest language is based on general cognitive and social-cognitive processes, especially event structures and cultural learning.