Word extension: A key to early word learning and domain-specificity

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (6):1121-1122 (2001)
Bloom provides a masterful synthesis of recent advances in word-learning, placing them within the framework of abiding theoretical issues. I will augment and challenge his approach by underscoring the significance of word extension for questions concerning (a) the origin and evolution of infants' expectations, and (b) domain-specificity in word-learning.
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