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Title Access to language and cognitive development / edited by Michael Siegal, Luca Surian
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (252 pages)
Contents Part 1: Theory of mind. How conversational input shapes theory of mind development in infancy and early childhood ; Social relationships and children's understanding of mind: attachment, internal states, and mind-mindedness ; How access to language affects theory of mind in deaf children ; Theory of mind in children with cerebral palsy: the impact of limited expressive linguistic abilities. -- Part 2: Acquisition of pragmatics. Children's responses to yes-no questions ; Getting information from other people: who do children turn to? ; The scope and origins of children's assumptions of conventionality ; Access to language, social cognition, and lexical development in autism.-- Part 3: Multiple access to language. Counting words and a principles-after account of the development of number concepts ; Access to childhood language memory: implications for cognitive development ; Early bilingualism and theory of mind: Bilinguals' advantage in dealing with conflicting mental representations ; Exploring the effects of bilingualism on children's conversational understanding and moral sense
Summary To what extent, and in what ways, is a child's cognitive development influenced by their early experience of, and access to, language? What are the affects on development of impaired access to language? This book considers how possessing an enhanced or impaired access to language influences a child's development
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Cognition in children.
Language acquisition.
Language Development
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Life Stages -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Developmental -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Developmental -- Lifespan Development.
PSYCHOLOGY -- General.
Cognition in children
Language acquisition
Form Electronic book
Author Siegal, Michael
Surian, Luca
ISBN 9780191731488