Children's Language - Vol. 6

Children's Language - Vol. 6

Children's Language - Vol. 6

Children's Language - Vol. 6

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This series, Children's Language, reflects the conviction that extensive work on entirely new fronts along with a great deal of reinterpretation of old-front data will be necessary before any persuasive and truly orderly account of language development can be assembled. For all volumes in the series there is a common scheme of operation with two tactics. First, to give authors sufficient planning time and freedom to arrive at a chapter-length account of their area of thinking which vividly shows both the progress and the problems in that area, with the author of each chapter free to find a workable proportion of new experimental contributions, review, and theory. This flexible approach means that formats vary. It also insures that none of the chapters are simply reviews, and that none of the volumes are "handbooks" or "reviews" or introductory texts. Rather the volumes try to capture the excitement and complexity of thinking and research at the growing, advancing edges of this broad field of children's language. The second tactic concerns the selection of topics for each volume. Again eschewing the general handbook or review approach there is no stress placed on representing all of the facets of children's language in one volume. The chapters placed within one volume are chosen because there are some common themes that tie subsets of them together and because each chapter is "due" in the following sense--the author's theoretical and experimental program has come to a point where a systematic account will be stimulating and perhaps catalytic to the work of other investigators.

In line with these goals for the Children's Language series the present volume includes coverage of a fairly wide range of topics and subtopics. The authors for each chapter will weave their own story and we leave to them the introduction of their main plots and the major and minor characters in their scientific stories.

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