Chapter 3. Formal and Computational Constraints on Language Development

  1. Erika Hoff and
  2. Marilyn Shatz
  1. Helen Goodluck

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757833.ch3

Blackwell Handbook of Language Development

Blackwell Handbook of Language Development

How to Cite

Goodluck, H. (2007) Formal and Computational Constraints on Language Development, in Blackwell Handbook of Language Development (eds E. Hoff and M. Shatz), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757833.ch3

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:

  • computational constraints;
  • language production;
  • language acquisition device (LAD);
  • universal grammar (UG);
  • root infinitives

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Constraints on the Learner: Input Limitations and Universal Grammar

  • Language Development: Continuity versus Maturation

  • Some Examples of Children's Grammatical Knowledge and Development

  • A Problem for Continuity: Root Infinitives

  • Processing Constraints

  • More on Continuity versus Maturation

  • Summary and Conclusion