Mindreading, communication and the learning of names for things

Mind and Language 17 (1-2):37–54 (2002)
Abstract
There are two facts about word learning that everyone accepts. The first is that words really do have to be learned. There is controversy over how much conceptual structure and linguistic knowledge is innate, but nobody thinks that this is the case for the specific mappings between sounds (or signs) and meanings. This is because these mappings vary arbitrarily from culture to culture. No matter how intelligent a British baby is, for instance, she still has to learn, by attending to the language of the people around her, that rabbits are called ‘rabbits’, that sleeping is called ‘sleeping’, and so on.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/1468-0017.00188
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 30,349
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Concepts: Stored or Created?Marco Mazzone & Elisabetta Lalumera - 2010 - Minds and Machines 20 (1):47-68.

View all 8 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total downloads
60 ( #90,010 of 2,193,595 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #290,647 of 2,193,595 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature