Chapter 10. Cognitive Processes in Early Word Learning

  1. Erika Hoff and
  2. Marilyn Shatz
  1. Diane Poulin-Dubois and
  2. Susan A. Graham

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757833.ch10

Blackwell Handbook of Language Development

Blackwell Handbook of Language Development

How to Cite

Poulin-Dubois, D. and Graham, S. A. (2008) Cognitive Processes in Early Word Learning, in Blackwell Handbook of Language Development (eds E. Hoff and M. Shatz), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757833.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405132534

Online ISBN: 9780470757833

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Keywords:

  • word learning;
  • cognitive processes;
  • speech perception;
  • cognitive development;
  • object representation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Brief Historical Review

  • Types of Words in Infants' Lexicon

  • Domain-General Processes in Learning Words

  • Cognitive Processes in Learning Nouns

  • Nature of Early Lexical Categories

  • Cognitive Processes in Verb Learning

  • Learning Spatial Words

  • Conclusions