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Biological And Behavioral Determinants Of Language Development

Author : Norman A. Krasnegor
ISBN : 9781317783893
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book presents a current, interdisciplinary perspective on language requisites from both a biological/comparative perspective and from a developmental/learning perspective. Perspectives regarding language and language acquisition are advanced by scientists of various backgrounds -- speech, hearing, developmental psychology, comparative psychology, and language intervention. This unique volume searches for a rational interface between findings and perspectives generated by language studies with humans and with chimpanzees. Intended to render a reconsideration as to the essence of language and the requisites to its acquisition, it also provides readers with perspectives defined by various revisionists who hold that language might be other than the consequence of a mutation unique to humans and might, fundamentally, not be limited to speech.

Das Geheime Leben Der Sprachen

Author : Katharina Brizic
ISBN : 9783830916819
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Einwanderung und Schule sind zu einem Top-Thema der Gegenwart und damit auch der Migrationsforschung geworden. Und dabei steht immer wieder dieselbe Gruppe - konkret: die der türkischen Schüler - im negativen Zentrum der Aufmerksamkeit. Wie aber ist sie dorthin geraten? Wo liegen die Gründe für das immer wieder dokumentierte sprachlich und schulisch so schwache Abschneiden der Migranten türkischer Herkunft? Auf der Suche nach Antworten geht das vorliegende Buch über den Einwanderungskontext der Gegenwart weit hinaus und begibt sich auf Spurensuche bis ins Herkunftsland und in seine Geschichte zurück. Das Ergebnis widerspricht deutlich jeder "Unausweichlichkeit" negativer Bildungskarrieren, ebenso wie jeder Schuldzuweisung an bestimmte ethnische Gruppen. Es spricht vielmehr für die Bedeutung eines sehr persönlichen Aspekts der Lebensgeschichte: Der (Miss-)Erfolg der Schüler in der Sprache des Einwanderungslandes resultiert ganz entscheidend aus ihrem Verhältnis zum "Eigenen", und damit auch zur eigenen Sprache. In seiner Anwendbarkeit kann das Ergebnis vielfältig interpretiert und vielleicht für neue Wege im Bereich der Bildungsforschung und Bildungspolitik genutzt werden. Gedacht ist es in jedem Fall als Plädoyer für den Respekt vor kollektiven und individuellen Schicksalen. "Das geheime Leben der Sprachen" erhielt den Nachwuchspreis Bildungssoziologie 2006 und den 1. Preis des Internationalen Wettbewerbs für wissenschaftliche Studien zum Thema Mehrsprachigkeit 2005/06 - verliehen vom Amt für Zweisprachigkeit und Fremsprachen der Autonomen Provinz Bozen/Südtirol.

Why Gould Was Wrong

Author : Nils K. Oeijord
ISBN : 9780595752034
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Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) was a leading critic of human behavioral genetics, human sociobiology, evolutionary psychology, and the modern evolutionary synthesis. Why Gould Was Wrong explains why Gould's claims were horribly wrong.

Research Methods In Child Language

Author : Erika Hoff
ISBN : 9781444344011
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the methods researchers use to study child language, written by experienced scholars in the study of language development. Presents a comprehensive survey of laboratory and naturalistic techniques used in the study of different domains of language, age ranges, and populations, and explains the questions addressed by each technique Presents new research methods, such as the use of functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to study the activity of the brain Expands on more traditional research methods such as collection, transcription, and coding of speech samples that have been transformed by new hardware and software

Ans Tze Zu Einer Funktionalistisch Kognitiven Grammatik

Author : Hilke Elsen
ISBN : UOM:39015042086267
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How do linguistic structures evolve? Why do they change? Proceeding from data on the acquisition of phonology, morphology, lexis, speech acts, and syntax, this volume examines parallels and interconnections between language acquisition, language change, and synchronic variation for a variety of different linguistic domains. Structure formation is first discussed in terms of the way it is influenced extralinguistically by language users and the situation factor, then in terms of its intralinguistic dependence on a network-like processing system. The present attempt at an explanation unites functional and connectionist ideas and in so doing reflects and conveys a process-oriented approach to grammar.

The Alex Studies

Author : Irene M. PEPPERBERG
ISBN : 9780674041998
Genre : Science
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Can a parrot understand complex concepts and mean what it says? Since the early 1900s, most studies on animal-human communication have focused on great apes and a few cetacean species. Birds were rarely used in similar studies on the grounds that they were merely talented mimics--that they were, after all, birdbrains. Experiments performed primarily on pigeons in Skinner boxes demonstrated capacities inferior to those of mammals; these results were thought to reflect the capacities of all birds, despite evidence suggesting that species such as jays, crows, and parrots might be capable of more impressive cognitive feats. Twenty years ago Irene Pepperberg set out to discover whether the results of the pigeon studies necessarily meant that other birds--particularly the large-brained, highly social parrots--were incapable of mastering complex cognitive concepts and the rudiments of referential speech. Her investigation and the bird at its center--a male Grey parrot named Alex--have since become almost as well known as their primate equivalents and no less a subject of fierce debate in the field of animal cognition. This book represents the long-awaited synthesis of the studies constituting one of the landmark experiments in modern comparative psychology.

Animal Learning And Cognition

Author : Nicholas John Mackintosh
ISBN : UCSD:31822020598645
Genre : Medical
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How do animals learn? By what means can animals be conditioned? This volume of the acclaimed Handbook of Perception and Cognition, Second Edition, reviews such basic models as Pavlovian conditioning as well as more modern models of animal memory and social cognition. Sure to represent a benchmark of a vast literature from diverse disciplines, this reference work is a useful addition to any library devoted to animal learning, conditioning behavior, and interaction.

Language Evolution

Author : Gábor Győri
ISBN : 3631365659
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The volume contains a selection of papers read at recent meetings of the Language Origins Society. the papers address the problem of the origins and evolution of language both as a biological capacity and as a symbol system. The discussions of these issues include approaches from such various fields as biology, ethology, linguistics, philosophy, primatology and psychology. The book is divided into three parts according to the main perspectives taken by the contributors. Part I addresses the relationship between evolution and language and deals with the problem of language origins specifically from various aspects within the framework of human evolution. Part II deals with the question of language structure and function as shaped by evolution. Part III discusses the views of three famous philosophers on language and how these views can be utilized in explanations of language origins.

Chimpanzee Cultures

Author : Richard W. Wrangham
ISBN : UOM:39076001471247
Genre : Nature
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Compares and contrasts the ecology, social relations, and cognition of chimpanzees, bonobos, and occasionally, gorillas.

Monographs Of The Society For Research In Child Development

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ISBN : UCSD:31822018399360
Genre : Child development
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