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{Precursors of linguistic knowledge.}
Type of publication: Article
Citation: Mandler1994
Journal: Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Volume: 346
Number: 1315
Year: 1994
Month: October
Pages: 63--9
ISSN: 0962-8436
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pu...
DOI: 10.1098/rstb.1994.0129
Abstract: It is agreed that infants require pre-existing conceptual meanings to learn language, although little is known about what those meanings are. By default they have been assumed to be the sensorimotor schemas described by Piaget. However, sensorimotor schemas are not concepts and are not the right sort of representation for learning language. Recent research shows that along with sensorimotor schemas infants are simultaneously developing a rich conceptual system. I have proposed that these concepts are represented by sets of image-schemas, each of which represents a meaning. Image-schemas are created by a process of perceptual analysis that redescribes perceptual information into simplified spatial representations. These representations allow language to be learned by providing an analogue-digital interface between the continuous process of perception and the discrete propositional forms of language.
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Keywords: Child, Child Development, Humans, Infant, Language, Learning, Linguistics, Models, Neurological, Psychological
Authors Mandler, J M
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