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Beyond Nature-Nurture : Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Bates - Michael Tomasello

Beyond Nature-Nurture

Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Bates

By: Michael Tomasello (Editor), Dan Isaac Slobin (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 23rd August 2004
ISBN: 9780805850277
Number Of Pages: 390

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"Beyond Nature-Nurture: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Bates" is a very special tribute to the University of California at San Diego psycholinguist, developmental psychologist, and cognitive scientist Elizabeth Ann Bates, who died on December 14, 2003 from pancreatic cancer. Liz was a force of nature; she was also a nurturing force, as is evidenced by this collaborative collection of chapters written by many of her closest colleagues and former students. The book covers a brilliant career of wide-ranging interdisciplinary interests, such as the brain bases of language in children and adults; language and cognitive development in normal and neurologically impaired populations of children; real-time language processing in monolinguals and bilinguals; and crosslinguistic comparisons of language development, language use, and language loss. In this volume the contributors provide up-to-date reviews of these and other areas of research in an attempt to continue in the directions in which she has pointed us.
The genius of Bates is founded on a deep dedication to science, supported by an enduring sense of humor. The volume is introduced by the editors' collection of Bates's aphorisms, the wisdom of which guide much of the field today: T]he human capacity for language could be both innate and species-specific, and yet involve no mechanisms that evolved specifically and uniquely for language itself. Language could be viewed as a new machine constructed entirely out of old parts. (Bates & MacWhinney, 1989) The volume also contains a list of her many important publications, as well as some personal reflections of some of the contributors, noting ways in which she made a difference in their lives.
"Beyond Nature-Nurture: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Bates" appeals to international scholars in the fields of developmental psycholinguistics, cognitive science, crosslinguistic research, and both child and adult language disorders. It is a state-of-the-art overview of many areas of cognitive science, and can be used in a graduate-level classroom in courses designed as seminars in any of these topics.

Contributorsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Elizabeth Bates's Aphorisms for the Study of Language, Cognition, Development, Biology, and Evolutionp. xxv
Vita and Publications of Elizabeth Batesp. xxxi
Gestures and Word Learning
Gesture and the Emergence and Development of Languagep. 3
Commonality and Individual Differences in Vocabulary Growthp. 41
The Competition Model and Connectionism
New Directions in the Competition Modelp. 81
Cues, Constraints, and Competition in Sentence Processingp. 111
Words and Grammarp. 139
The Competition Model: Crosslinguistic Studies of Online Processingp. 165
Biology and Language
Rethinking Developmental Neurobiologyp. 195
Bates's Emergentist Theory and its Relevance to Understanding Genotype/Phenotype Relationsp. 219
Language and the Brainp. 237
Language Processing
The Lexicon, Grammar, and the Past Tense: Dissociation Revisitedp. 263
Perceptual and Attentional Factors in Language Comprehension: A Domain-General Approachp. 281
Addendum: About Lizp. 314
Author Indexp. 317
Subject Indexp. 333
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ISBN: 9780805850277
ISBN-10: 0805850279
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 23rd August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1