© 1983

Concept Development and the Development of Word Meaning

  • Thomas B. Seiler
  • Wolfgang Wannenmacher

Part of the Springer Series in Language and Communication book series (SSLAN, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

  3. General Aspects

  4. Linguistic and Metalinguistic Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. J. Berthoud-Papandropoulou, A. Sinclair
      Pages 90-99
  5. Conceptual Constraints

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
  6. An Epistemological Point of View in the Discussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-146
    2. H. G. Furth
      Pages 147-156
    3. K. Nelson
      Pages 173-188
  7. Theory and Research on Action Words

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-190
    2. J. Huttenlocher, P. Smiley, H. Ratner
      Pages 210-233
    3. H. Hagendorf
      Pages 234-244
  8. Theory and Research on Over- and Underextension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
  9. Methodological and Theoretical Considerations of Current Research

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 341-350

About this book


This volume owes its existance to many different sources and influ­ ences. It is based on a meeting that took place from April 30 to May 2, 1982 at the University of Technology in Darmstadt. The idea for that meeting came while we were elaborating a research program on concept development and the development of word meaning; we were inspired by Werner Deutsch of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen (The Netherlands) and by the Volkswagen Foundation in Hannover (Federal Republic of Germany) to organize an international conference on the same topic. We set out to invite a long list of colleagues, and we only regret that not all of them were able to attend. This volume should not be viewed as the proceedings of that conference. On the one hand, it does not include all of the papers presented there, and on the other hand, some of our colleagues who were unable to attend were nevertheless willing to write contributions. Furthermore, some who did pre­ sent papers at the conference revised and reformulated them or even submitted completely new ones for this book. We feel, however, that in the end we have arranged a valuable collection of work in the theory and research of a field that has occupied not only psychologists and linguists, but also philosophers, anthropologists, and many others for a long time.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas B. Seiler
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Wannenmacher
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Psychologie der Technischen Hochschule DarmstadtDarmstadtFed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Concept Development and the Development of Word Meaning
  • Editors T. B. Seiler
    W. Wannenmacher
  • Series Title Springer Series in Language and Communication
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-12251-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-69002-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-69000-6
  • Series ISSN 0172-620X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 349
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology, general
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