Conceptual Perspective and Speaker Choices

Lundi 16 Juin 2014, 16:00 to 18:00
Eve Clark

ODG, salle 126

Eve Clark (Stanford University)

Speakers can present different perspectives on events through their choices of words (and of constructions). This can affect what they understand, and how they 'view' objects, actions, and events on different occasions. Children, I argue, begin to grasp some of these perspectives very early -- and the findings here argue against a constraints-based view of early lexical acquisition.