Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 September 2004

570 Pages | 77 line illus.

ISBN: 9780198530862

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What Is Language Development?

Rationalist, Empiricist, and Pragmatist Approaches to the Acquisition of Syntax

James Russell

Language development is one of the major battle grounds within the humanities and sciences. This book presents, for the first time, an impartial account of the three dominant theories of language development. Written to be accessible for those within developmental psychology, philosophy, and linguistics, the book provides the reader with the information they need in order to make up their own mind about this much debated issue.


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