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The acquisition of semantics

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Abstract This review piece looks at how children acquire various elements of linguistic meaning. It considers issues in the acquisition of word meaning, argument structure, tense and aspect, and quantification and scope. For each of these areas, it considers the problems they pose for the acquisition process in general, reviews basic findings from the field of acquisition, and identifies outstanding questions in the field. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This article is categorized under: Linguistics > Language Acquisition

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