Language acquisition is often said to be a process of mapping words into pre-existing concepts. If that is right, then we ought to be able to obtain experimental evidence for the existence of concepts in prelinguistic children, as intended in the work of Paul Quinn. This paper argues that Quinn's results have an alternative explanation.
How to Cite
GAUKER, C. (2005). On the Evidence for Prelinguistic Concepts. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 20(3), 287–297. https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.563
concept acquisition, language learning, similarity.
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