Hidden Meanings: The Role of Covert Conceptual Structures in Children’s Development of Language

  • Melissa Bowerman


Language has long been esteemed as the crowning achievement of the human symbolic capacity. In consequence, the processes by which children learn to talk intrigue not only scholars who are interested primarily in language itself but also those concerned with more general questions about how children come to engage in symbolic activities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melissa Bowerman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KansasUSA
  2. 2.Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics NijmegenThe Netherlands

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