PLID44H3 Acquisition of the Mental Lexicon

An examination of L1 (first language) and L2 (second language) lexical (vocabulary) acquisition. Topics include: the interaction between linguistic and cognitive development; the role of linguistic/non-linguistic input; the developing L2 lexicon and its links with the L1 lexicon; the interface between lexical and syntactic acquisition within psycholinguistic and linguistic frameworks.

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Natural Sciences