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Volume 6 Issue 2 (April 2003), Pages 119-231

Linguistic and conceptual development from one to six years: an introduction (pages 119-121)

Abstract

In this section nine experimental papers are presented, a selection chosen by both developmental psycholinguists and psychologists as being of special interest to the area of concept acquisition. Although many points (both theoretical and methodological) put the two fields of research in opposition, these papers show the possibilities of a coherent overview of development, covering both language and conceptual development. This is especially important in the overlapping areas of research concerning the sound‐to‐meaning mapping processes of lexical acquisition, and the appearance of words referring to mental verbs in the child's vocabulary.

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