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The other way to learn the meaning of a word

  • Sam Scott (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X01370139
  • Published online: 01 December 2001
Abstract

Bloom's book can be viewed as a long argument for an anti-Whorfian conclusion. According to Bloom, word learning is usually a process of mapping new words to pre-existing concepts. But an exception to this generalization – the learning of words from linguistic context – poses a problem for Bloom's anti-Whorfian argument.

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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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