Chapter 6. Input and the Acquisition of Language: Three Questions
- Erika Hoff and
- Marilyn Shatz
Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
Copyright © 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Blackwell Handbook of Language Development
How to Cite
Gathercole, V. C. M. and Hoff, E. (2007) Input and the Acquisition of Language: Three Questions, in Blackwell Handbook of Language Development (eds E. Hoff and M. Shatz), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757833.ch6
- Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 2007
Print ISBN: 9781405132534
Online ISBN: 9780470757833
- language acqusition;
- linguistic knowledge;
- universal grammar (UG);
- distributional learning
This chapter contains sections titled:
Q1: What is the nature of the input, and what information about the grammar can the child extract from it?
Q2: Does input control either the sequence in which or the speed with which children construct the grammar?
Q3: Is the input alone sufficient to explain the child's construction of the grammar, or do other factors contribute to the process of acquisition; if so, how do these interact with the input?