Chapter 5. How Inherently Social is Language?

  1. Erika Hoff and
  2. Marilyn Shatz
  1. Dare Baldwin and
  2. Meredith Meyer

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757833.ch5

Blackwell Handbook of Language Development

Blackwell Handbook of Language Development

How to Cite

Baldwin, D. and Meyer, M. (2007) How Inherently Social is Language?, in Blackwell Handbook of Language Development (eds E. Hoff and M. Shatz), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757833.ch5

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:

  • infant-directed talk (IDT);
  • linguistics;
  • grammar;
  • language acquisition;
  • phonetics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Starting Distinctions

  • Discovering Word Meanings

  • Acquiring Grammar

  • Wrapping Up: Social Factors Influence Language Learning at Many Levels of Analysis