The Intentionality Model of Word Learning

Lois Bloom

in Becoming a Word Learner

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9780195130324
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893898 | DOI:

Series: Counterpoints: Cognition, Memory, and Language

The Intentionality Model of Word Learning

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This chapter discusses word learning in the context of the whole child. It states that Lois Bloom stresses how word learning forms a part of language development and how language emerges out of a nexus of other developments in emotion, cognition, and social connectedness. It adds that Bloom presents her views as an antidote to the MIT perspective, which highlights a language acquisition device instead of a real child. It discusses that Bloom consistently argues that language development must not be studied in isolation as the acquisition of a formal system.

Keywords: word learning; Lois Bloom; language development; social connectedness; MIT perspective

Chapter.  14053 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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