Language in Interaction

Studies in honor of Eve V. Clark

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  • Editors: Inbal Arnon1, Marisa Casillas2, Chigusa Kurumada3, and Bruno Estigarribia4
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027269256

Understanding how communicative goals impact and drive the learning process has been a long-standing issue in the field of language acquisition. Recent years have seen renewed interest in the social and pragmatic aspects of language learning: the way interaction shapes what and how children learn. In this volume, we bring together researchers working on interaction in different domains to present a cohesive overview of ongoing interactional research. The studies address the diversity of the environments children learn in; the role of para-linguistic information; the pragmatic forces driving language learning; and the way communicative pressures impact language use and change. Using observational, empirical and computational findings, this volume highlights the effect of interpersonal communication on what children hear and what they learn. This anthology is inspired by and dedicated to Prof. Eve V. Clark – a pioneer in all matters related to language acquisition – and a major force in establishing interaction and communication as crucial aspects of language learning.

Subjects: Applied linguistics; Bilingualism; Language acquisition

  • Affiliations: 1: Hebrew University, Jerusalem; 2: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen; 3: University of Rochester; 4: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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