Publication Year: 2000
Authors/Editor: Golinkoff, Roberta Michnick; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathryn; Bloom, Lois; Smith, Linda B.; Woodward, Amanda L.; Akhtar, Nameera; Tomasello, Michael; Hollich, George
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
This is a debate on lexical acquisition by some of the most prominent and influential psychologists in the area of language development.
Each author provides, in the strongest possible terms, his or her own theory of language acquisition. In the final commentary chapter, a lively exchange between competing colleagues further sharpens differences and, in some cases, brings consensus.
Becoming a Word Learner: A Debate of Lexical Acquisition