The Role of Affect in Language Development

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Published 06-09-2005
Stuart G. SHANKER Stanley I. GREENSPAN

Abstract

This paper presents the Functional/Emotional approach to language development, which explains the process leading up to the core capacities necessary for language; shows how this process leads to the formation of internal symbols; and how it shapes and is shaped by the child's development of language.

How to Cite

SHANKER, S. G., & GREENSPAN, S. I. (2005). The Role of Affect in Language Development. THEORIA, 20(3), 329–343. https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.566
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Keywords

Functional/Emotional hypothesis, affective transformations, usage-based linguistics, pattern-recognition, joint attention, learning-based interactions, nativism, autism.

Section
MONOGRAPHIC SECTION