Categorization and Naming in Children

Categorization and Naming in Children

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In this landmark work on early conceptual and lexical development, Ellen Markman challenges the fundamental assumptions of traditional theories of language acquisition and proposes a new notion of how children acquire categories.Problems of Induction Ellen M. Markman ... Suppose, for example, that someone points to a Honda Civic in a childa#39;s presence and says, aquot;See the car.aquot; On the basis of the taxonomic constraint, the child should assume that aquot;caraquot; refers to the anbsp;...

Title:Categorization and Naming in Children
Author:Ellen M. Markman
Publisher:MIT Press - 1991-02


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