By Michael Tomasello, Dan Isaac Slobin

Past Nature-Nurture: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Bates may still entice foreign students within the fields of developmental psycholinguistics, cognitive technology, crosslinguistic learn, and either baby and grownup language issues. it's a state of the art evaluation of many components of cognitive technology, and may be of school room use on the graduate point in classes designed as seminars in any of those issues.

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Bates, 1979, p. " (Bates & Wulfeck, 1989, p. 329) " [G] rammatical morphology is selectively vulnerable under a wide range of conditions, genetic and environmental. A parsimonious account of all these findings would be that grammatical morphology is a weak link in the processing chain of auditory input, one that is highly likely to be impaired when things go awry. " (Elman, Bates, Johnson, Karmiloff-Smith, Parisi, & Plunkett, 1996, p. 377) REFERENCES Bates, E. (1976). Language and context: The acquisition of pragmatics.

1) PREFACE (BY VIRGINIA VOLTERRA) During the autumn of 2002, just a few weeks before we would discover about her disease, Liz and I were walking through Rome, talking about work and a dream we had. We wanted to write something together again, something about gesture—a topic in which we had been interested since we started our lifelong collaboration and profound friendship, about thirty years ago. We were aware that many of our old ideas about the role of gesture in children's linguistic development were suddenly becoming extremely "modern" and we were planning to articulate our current perspective (old and new at the same time) by doing a critical review of recent work carried on in different laboratories and countries.

1996). Two points should be noted, however. First, the label "representational" was applied in these studies (as in subsequent studied discussed below) to those gestures that in much previous work were defined as "referential" (and with a variety of other terms). Second, and even though we are aware of several important problems that still need to be solved, our classification explicitly attempts to provide more accurate information on the relationship between gestures and words by using comparable classificatory criteria (and terminology) in their analysis.

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