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A Holistic Approach to Language

Josephson, Brian D. and Blair, David G. (1982) A Holistic Approach to Language. [Departmental Technical Report]

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Abstract

The following progress report views language acquisition as primarily the attempt to create processes that connect together in a fruitful way linguistic input and other activity. The representations made of linguistic input are thus those that are optimally effective in mediating such interconnections. An effective Language Acquisition Device should contain mechanisms specific to the task of creating the desired interconnection processes in the linguistic environment in which the language learner finds himself or herself. Analysis of this requirement gives clear indications as to what these mechanisms may be.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:language, development, language acquisition, functional grammar, syntax, semantics, holistic theories, creative intelligence
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Language
Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Linguistics > Learnability
Linguistics > Pragmatics
Linguistics > Semantics
Linguistics > Syntax
Philosophy > Philosophy of Language
ID Code:217
Deposited By:Josephson, Prof. Brian D.
Deposited On:16 Mar 1999
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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