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北京第二外国语学院学报  2020, Vol. 42 Issue (6): 124-135    DOI: 10.12002/j.bisu.313
中国社会科学院大学研究生院,北京 102488
A Review of Child Language: Acquisition and Development (2 nd Edition)
Lei Wang()
Graduate School, University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 102488, China
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关键词: 儿童语言语言获得语言发展先天与后天天赋论基于使用的方法    

Child Language: Acquisition and Development (2 nd Edition) is a textbook on first language acquisition. Centering on the nature-nurture debate, this book introduces fundamental principles and theories of first language acquisition, as well as the recent findings of research conducted on child language by both nativists and non-nativists. The book consists of ten chapters that discuss basic issues of child language acquisition and development. Each chapter is presented with a wealth of research that has been conducted in this domain, accompanied by explanations of the linguistic terms and concepts involved. The book begins with an introduction of studies on language acquisition that have been conducted in different areas of linguistics, such as phonology, vocabulary and lexicon, morphology, and syntax. Subsequent chapters deal with broader themes in language acquisition, such as human language vs. animal communication, critical periods, input and interaction in language acquisition, language perception and production in the first year, as well as vocabulary development and morphological processes. The key chapters present the readers with two different perspectives on the acquisition of syntax: nativist and usage-based approaches. In addition to presenting the “what” and “when” of various aspects of language acquisition and development, the book encourages readers to examine different theories related to “how” and “why” through the arguments and data presented.

Key words: child language    language acquisition    language development    nature-nurture    Nativism    usage-based approaches
收稿日期: 2018-12-01 出版日期: 2020-12-30
PACS:  B842.5  
基金资助: 本文受到中国社会科学院登峰战略计划“心理语言学——语言的获得与发展”特殊学科的资助
作者简介: 王蕾,中国社会科学院大学研究生院,102488,研究方向:儿童语言获得。电子邮箱:
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王蕾. 《儿童语言:获得与发展》(第二版)述评[J]. 北京第二外国语学院学报, 2020, 42(6): 124-135.

Lei Wang. A Review of Child Language: Acquisition and Development (2 nd Edition). Journal of Beijing International Studies University, 2020, 42(6): 124-135.


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