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Causes and Functions of Linguistic Awareness in Language Acquisition: Some Introductory Remarks

  • W. J. M. Levelt
  • A. Sinclair
  • R. J. Jarvella
Part of the Springer Series in Language and Communication book series (SSLAN, volume 2)

Abstract

In order to introduce this book to the reader, we will give a short outline sketch of the main theoretical and empirical questions that we feel must be discussed if one endeavors to study the growth of linguistic awareness in the child. This sketch will at the same time be used to introduce the different papers in this book, seen in the light of the general framework which emerges. This restriction in viewpoint should be kept in mind. The introduction is not meant to be a review of the contributions to the present volume, and will not do justice to all (nor perhaps even the greater part) of the issues taken up in the various papers. It will be no more than an independent introductory discussion of the field, in which special reference is made to the work printed here.

Keywords

Language Acquisition Language User Intentional Object Linguistic Skill Linguistic Entity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. J. M. Levelt
    • 1
  • A. Sinclair
    • 1
  • R. J. Jarvella
    • 1
  1. 1.Projektgruppe für PsycholinguistikMax-Planck-GesellschaftNijmegenThe Netherlands

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