Word extension: A key to early word learning and domain-specificity

Sandra R. Waxman*

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Bloom provides a masterful synthesis of recent advances in word-learning, placing them within the framework of abiding theoretical issues. I will augment and challenge his approach by underscoring the significance of word extension for questions concerning (a) the origin and evolution of infants' expectations, and (b) domain-specificity in word-learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1121-1122
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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