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Title Access to language and cognitive development / edited by Michael Siegal, Luca Surian.
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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 Floor2  BF723.C5 A435 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xix, 252 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Part 1: Theory of mind. How conversational input shapes theory of mind development in infancy and early childhood ; Social relationships and children's understanding of mind: attachment, internal states, and mind-mindedness ; How access to language affects theory of mind in deaf children ; Theory of mind in children with cerebral palsy: the impact of limited expressive linguistic abilities. -- Part 2: Acquisition of pragmatics. Children's responses to yes-no questions ; Getting information from other people: who do children turn to? ; The scope and origins of children's assumptions of conventionality ; Access to language, social cognition, and lexical development in autism.-- Part 3: Multiple access to language. Counting words and a principles-after account of the development of number concepts ; Access to childhood language memory: implications for cognitive development ; Early bilingualism and theory of mind: Bilinguals' advantage in dealing with conflicting mental representations ; Exploring the effects of bilingualism on children's conversational understanding and moral sense.
Summary To what extent, and in what ways, is a child's cognitive development influenced by their early experience of, and access to, language? What are the affects on development of impaired access to language? This book considers how possessing an enhanced or impaired access to language influences a child's development.
Subject Cognition in children.
Language acquisition.
Related Names Siegal, Michael.
Surian, Luca.
ISBN 9780199592722
OCLC number 751747547