A critical evaluation of recent research into semantic development in child language

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Love, Nigel en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Pickerill, Roy Thomas Alan en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-18T12:12:55Z
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dc.date.issued 1988 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Pickerill, R. 1988. A critical evaluation of recent research into semantic development in child language. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17107
dc.description Bibliography: pages 166-172. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This study examines critically recent research in the area of child language development, with an emphasis on research into semantic development. Various research articles, in particular, are analysed, with particular attention being given to experimental studies. In addition, research into language development in the naturalistic mode is discussed. The validity of research into language development in experimental contexts is questioned. Specific methods employed in experimental studies of language development are discussed critically. These methods are contrasted with methods used in a number of naturalistic studies. Recent research into semantic development is placed in the perspective of the study of semantics as a whole. The principal finding of this study is that research into language development in artificial experimental settings does not allow for valid conclusions to be drawn. Naturalistic studies are preferred in that they allow for language development, and semantic development in particular, to be placed in the context of overall child development. Language development is not able to be abstracted, for research purposes, from the totality of human development. Semantic development is viewed as a continuous process, lasting well into adulthood. The importance of the study of semantic development as part of semantics is emphasised. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Language acquisition en_ZA
dc.title A critical evaluation of recent research into semantic development in child language en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Linguistics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Pickerill, R. T. A. (1988). <i>A critical evaluation of recent research into semantic development in child language</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Linguistics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17107 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Pickerill, Roy Thomas Alan. <i>"A critical evaluation of recent research into semantic development in child language."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Linguistics, 1988. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17107 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Pickerill RTA. A critical evaluation of recent research into semantic development in child language. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Linguistics, 1988 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17107 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Pickerill, Roy Thomas Alan AB - This study examines critically recent research in the area of child language development, with an emphasis on research into semantic development. Various research articles, in particular, are analysed, with particular attention being given to experimental studies. In addition, research into language development in the naturalistic mode is discussed. The validity of research into language development in experimental contexts is questioned. Specific methods employed in experimental studies of language development are discussed critically. These methods are contrasted with methods used in a number of naturalistic studies. Recent research into semantic development is placed in the perspective of the study of semantics as a whole. The principal finding of this study is that research into language development in artificial experimental settings does not allow for valid conclusions to be drawn. Naturalistic studies are preferred in that they allow for language development, and semantic development in particular, to be placed in the context of overall child development. Language development is not able to be abstracted, for research purposes, from the totality of human development. Semantic development is viewed as a continuous process, lasting well into adulthood. The importance of the study of semantic development as part of semantics is emphasised. DA - 1988 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1988 T1 - A critical evaluation of recent research into semantic development in child language TI - A critical evaluation of recent research into semantic development in child language UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17107 ER - en_ZA


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