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A multiplicity of constraints: How children learn word meaning

  • Chris Westbury (a1) and Elena Nicoladis (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X01420139
  • Published online: 01 December 2001
Abstract

This book is an excellent and accessible overview of the position that children learn the meanings of words by applying a variety of nonlinguistic cognitive tools to the problem. We take issue with Bloom's emphasis on Theory of Mind as an explanatory mechanism for language learning; and with his claim that only unitary objects are nameable.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
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