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Preview — Constructing a Language by Michael Tomasello
Constructing a Language: A Usage-Based Theory of Language Acquisition
In this groundbreaking book, Michael Tomasello presents a comprehensive usage-based theory of language acquisition. Drawing together a vast body of empirical research in cognitive science, linguistics, and developmental psychology, Tomasello demonstrates that we don't need a self-contained "language instinct" to explain how children learn language. Their linguistic abilit...more