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Action Meets WordHow children learn verbs$
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Kathryn A. Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta M. Golinkoff

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195170009

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170009.001.0001

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Verbs, Actions, and Intentions

Verbs, Actions, and Intentions

(p.286) 11 Verbs, Actions, and Intentions
Action Meets Word

Douglas A. Behrend

Jason Scofield

Oxford University Press

This chapter investigates the interrelatedness of human actions, the intentions that guide those actions, and the language used to label and describe those actions. It describes several studies which have attempted to empirically document the ways in which intentions, actions, and verbs are related in young children's growing understanding of the physical, mental, and linguistic world around them. The chapter concludes by suggesting a model in which developmental achievements in both language development and in early theory of mind — as documented by children's growing sophistication in their understanding of the intentional basis of human behavior — mutually and reciprocally influence each other in nontrivial manners.

Keywords:   human actions, verbs, intentions, language development

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