Chapter 11. Syntactic Supports for Word Learning

  1. Erika Hoff and
  2. Marilyn Shatz
  1. Letitia R. Naigles and
  2. Lauren D. Swensen

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757833.ch11

Blackwell Handbook of Language Development

Blackwell Handbook of Language Development

How to Cite

Naigles, L. R. and Swensen, L. D. (2007) Syntactic Supports for Word Learning, in Blackwell Handbook of Language Development (eds E. Hoff and M. Shatz), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757833.ch11

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:

  • syntactic bootstrapping;
  • word learning;
  • vocabulary acquisition;
  • syntactic variations;
  • syntactic information

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A History of Syntactic Bootstrapping

  • What is Syntactic Bootstrapping?

  • Preschoolers: Syntactic Bootstrappers Par Excellence

  • How Pervasive is Syntactic Bootstrapping in Development, across Languages, and in the Real World?

  • Conclusions