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On the emergence of early linguistic functions: A biologic and interactional perspective
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics. Fonetik. (Jollergruppen)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7980-3601
2009 (English)In: Brain Talk:: Discourse with and in the brain / [ed] Alter,Kai; Horne,Merle; Lindgren,Magnus; Roll,Mikael; von Koss Torkildsen,Janne, Lund: Media-Tryck , 2009, 207-230 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Human infants typically utter their first words within the second half of their first year of life and about one year later they tend to take their first steps towards the full exploration of the linguistic combinatorial power of their ambient languages. From the overwhelming exposure to continuous speech utterances produced by other speakers, the infant derives the underlying linguistic structure of the utterances occurring in the ambient language.

This chapter proposes a model of how general perception, production and interaction mechanisms may account for the typical process of early language development leading the infant to the discovery of words embedded in the continuous speech of the ambient language.

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Lund: Media-Tryck , 2009. 207-230 p.
, Birgit Rausing Language Program Conference in Linguistics, 1
Keyword [en]
Language acquisiton, lexical emergence
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-17385ISBN: 978-91-633-5561-5OAI: diva2:183906
Peer reviewedAvailable from: 2009-01-14 Created: 2009-01-14 Last updated: 2014-04-29Bibliographically approved

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