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An Emergentist Coalition Model for Word Learning

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and George Hollich

in Becoming a Word Learner

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9780195130324
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893898 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130324.003.006

Series: Counterpoints: Cognition, Memory, and Language

An Emergentist Coalition Model for Word Learning

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This chapter discusses the ideas pointed out by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and George Hollich. It stresses that multiple cues are necessary for word learning. In emergentist coalition model, Pasek, Golinkoff and Hollich argue that the intricacies of word learning demand a complex theory which presupposes an active child who integrates cues from the social, cognitive, perceptual and social domain. Using a new method — the Interactive Intermodal Preferential Looking Paradigm — they present a case for the transformation of the word-learning process over the 2nd year of life as the child comes to weigh the available cues differently with development.

Keywords: Kathy Hirsh-Pasek; Roberta Michnick Golinkoff; George Hollich; multiple cues; word learning; emergentist coalition model

Chapter.  12314 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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