The Cognitive Linguistics Reader - Vyvyan Evans

The Cognitive Linguistics Reader - Vyvyan Evans

24. A Usage-based Approach to Child Language Acquisition

The Cognitive Linguistics Reader - Vyvyan Evans

Michael Tomasello
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

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In this essay, the author synthesises some of his research on child language acquisition, focusing on the acquisition of syntactic categories and argues from a perspective that is at odds with the one (rule-based) that has long been dominant in research on language acquisition. His usage-based perspective shows its potential as a challenge to cognitivist treatments of language and cognition,

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Tomasello, Michael. 24. A Usage-based Approach to Child Language Acquisition. The Cognitive Linguistics Reader. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 834-848 Nov 2007. ISBN 9781845531102. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=31570. Date accessed: 19 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.31570. Nov 2007

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