Names for Things

Names for Things

A Study of Human Learning

Book - 1982
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Four chapters in the book's first section, Matters Mainly Psychological, describe empirical observations that explore how a child copes with the fact that many different name-like words can be applied to a single object. A second major section, Matters Mainly Linguistic, contains chapters on phonology, the learning of grammatical categories, the definite and indefinite articles, and the plural. A third section, Matters Mainly Philosophical, focuses entirely on the complex issues of reference and meaning. A final chapter reflects on the implications of the book for developmental psychology. John Macnamara is a world-recognized developmental psychologist and Professor of Psychology at McGill University. An MIT Press/Bradford Book.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1982
ISBN: 9780262131698
Branch Call Number: BF455 .M235 1982
Characteristics: xii, 275 p. ; 24 cm


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