Introduction to "Experimental approaches to the study of child language: A cross-linguistic perspective"

Peng ZHOU, Stephen CRAIN, Chi Wing Michael YIP

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Abstract

There is an increasing interest in using experimental approaches to investigate children's acquisition of semantic and pragmatic knowledge. These areas are now being explored both in Indo-European Languages and also in Asian languages. Such cross-linguistic studies are essential to our understanding of the universal properties of language, as well as the ways in which languages can differ. The goal of this special issue is to highlight this cross-linguistic and experimental perspective on children's use of semantic and pragmatic knowledge in sentence production and comprehension.
This issue contains nine papers that can be divided into four major themes: children's scope assignment, the acquisition of language specific phenomena, the relation between children's linguistic knowledge and their non-linguistic abilities, and the use of wh-words by typically developing (TD) children and by children with language delay. Copyright © 2018 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1189-1191
JournalJournal of Psycholinguistic Research
Volume47
Issue number6
Early online dateSep 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

Citation

Zhou, P., Crain, S., & Yip, M. C. W. (2018). Introduction to "Experimental approaches to the study of child language: A cross-linguistic perspective". Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 47(6), 1189-1191. doi: 10.1007/s10936-018-9605-4

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