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Social attention need not equal social intention: From attention to intention in early word learning
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 17 December 2002
Bloom's eloquent and comprehensive treatment of early word learning holds that social intention is foundational for language development. While we generally support his thesis, we call into question two of his proposals: (1) that attention to social information in the environment implies social intent, and (2) that infants are sensitive to social intent at the very beginnings of word learning.
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