B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
This paper explores the theoretical history of developmental psycholinguistics from the publication of Noam Chomsky's Aspects of the Theory of Syntax, in 1965 to the present work of Steven Pinker with special attention paid to Roger Brown, Dan Slobin, Michelle Bowerman, Richard Cromer, and the research team, David Rummelhart and James McClelland. It begins with the psychological theories of language development of Jean Piaget and B.F. Skinner concluding with the Words and Rules Theory of Steven Pinker.
Krismer, Amanda, "A brief history of a young discipline : developmental psycho linguistics" (2002). Honors Capstones. 11.
Northern Illinois University
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