Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
First Verbs: A Case Study of Early Grammatical Development
First Verbs is a detailed diary study of one child's earliest language development during her second year of life. Using a Cognitive Linguistics framework, the author focuses on how his daughter acquired her first verbs, and the role verbs played in her early grammatical development. The author argues that many of a child's first grammatical structures are tied to individual verbs, and that earliest language is based on general cognitive and social-cognitive processes, especially event structures and cultural learning.