Innateness, abstract names, and syntactic cues in How Children Learn the Meanings of Words

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Abstract

Bloom masterfully captures the state-of-the-art in the study of lexical acquisition. He also exposes the extent of our ignorance about the learning of names for non-observables. HCLMW adopts an innatist position without adopting modularity of mind; however, it seems likely that modularity is needed to bridge the gap between object names and the rest of the lexicon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1107-1108
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume24
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2001

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  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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