Chapter 7. The Emergence of Language: A Dynamical Systems Account

  1. Erika Hoff and
  2. Marilyn Shatz
  1. Julia L. Evans

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757833.ch7

Blackwell Handbook of Language Development

Blackwell Handbook of Language Development

How to Cite

Evans, J. L. (2007) The Emergence of Language: A Dynamical Systems Account, in Blackwell Handbook of Language Development (eds E. Hoff and M. Shatz), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757833.ch7

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:

  • language research;
  • dynamic systems theory (DST);
  • language development;
  • semantics;
  • cognitive theory

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Overview

  • Cognitivism: The Mind-as-Computer Metaphor

  • Dynamic Systems Theory

  • Dynamic Models of Language Development

  • Mental Representations: Dynamic Field Theory and Connectionism

  • Conclusion