By Elena Lieven, Jiansheng Guo
This quantity covers cutting-edge study within the box of crosslinguistic techniques to the psychology of language. The 40 chapters hide quite a lot of themes that signify the numerous examine pursuits of a pioneer, Dan Isaac Slobin, who has been a big highbrow and inventive strength within the box of kid language improvement, linguistics, and psycholinguistics for the earlier 4 a long time. Slobin has insisted on a rigorous, crosslinguistic strategy in his try and determine common developmental styles in language studying, to discover the results of specific sorts of languages on psycholinguistic tactics, to figure out the level to which universals of language and language habit are decided by way of modality (vocal/auditory vs. manual/visual) and, eventually, to enquire the relation among linguistic and cognitive strategies. during this quantity, researchers soak up the problem of the diversities among languages to ahead examine in 4 significant components with which Slobin has been involved all through his occupation: language studying in crosslinguistic point of view (spoken and signal languages); the mixing of language particular components in narrative ability; theoretical concerns in typology, language improvement and language swap; and the dating among language and cognition. All chapters are written by means of best researchers at present operating in those fields, who're Slobin's colleagues, collaborators or former scholars in linguistics, psychology, anthropology, and cognitive technology. each one part begins with an introductory bankruptcy that connects the subjects of the chapters and experiences Slobin's contribution within the context of earlier learn developments and destiny instructions. the complete quantity focuses squarely at the critical argument: universals of human language and of its improvement are embodied and published in its various manifestations and usage. Crosslinguistic ways to the research of Language is a key source for these drawn to the diversity of adjustments among languages and the way this affects on studying, cognition and language switch, and a tribute to Dan Slobin's momentous contribution to the sphere.
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Crosslinguistic Approaches to the Study of Language: Research in the Tradition of Dan Isaac Slobin (Psychology Press Festschrift Series) by Elena Lieven, Jiansheng Guo