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The Origins of Grammar: Evidence from Early Language Comprehension (Language, Speech and Communication) Hardcover – 5 Mar 1996


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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: MIT Press (5 Mar. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 026208242X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262082426
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.9 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 791,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"All seven chapters are written with clarity and felicity of style, supported by the right number of well-designed tables and figures. The book is compact but not terse, full of good insights and thought-provoking speculations."--Dan I. Slobin, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

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Michael Sorkin is the principal of the Michael Sorkin Studio in New York City. He has taught at a number of schools of architecture, including Cooper Union, Columbia, Yale, Harvard, and Cornell. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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"THE ORIGINS OF GRAMMAR presents a synthesis of work done by the authors, using ... the intermodal preferential looking paradigm, which can be used to assess lexical and syntactic knowledge in children as young as thirteen months of age. In addition to drawing together their ground-breaking empirical work, the authors use these results to describe a theory of language learning that emphasizes the role of multiple cues and forces in development. They show how infants shift their reliance on different aspects of linguistic input, moving from a bias to attend to prosodic information to a reliance on semantic information, and finally to a reliance on the syntax itself."
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By A Customer on 30 Nov. 1998
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This book is a wonderful addition to anyone's linguistic library. Golinkoff and Hirsh-Pasek have done it again! I look forward to thier new popular press book about how babies talk.
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It is a breakthrough book by the means of child development 30 Oct. 1998
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"THE ORIGINS OF GRAMMAR presents a synthesis of work done by the authors, using ... the intermodal preferential looking paradigm, which can be used to assess lexical and syntactic knowledge in children as young as thirteen months of age. In addition to drawing together their ground-breaking empirical work, the authors use these results to describe a theory of language learning that emphasizes the role of multiple cues and forces in development. They show how infants shift their reliance on different aspects of linguistic input, moving from a bias to attend to prosodic information to a reliance on semantic information, and finally to a reliance on the syntax itself."
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Well done! 30 Nov. 1998
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This book is a wonderful addition to anyone's linguistic library. Golinkoff and Hirsh-Pasek have done it again! I look forward to thier new popular press book about how babies talk.
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