- ISBN: 9780262361897, 9780262361897
- Page count: 0
- Published: 2021-03-16
- Format: DRM Protected ePub
- Publisher: The MIT Press
- Author: Michael C. Frank
A data-driven exploration of how children's language learning varies across different languages, providing both a theoretical framework and reference.
The Wordbank Project examines variability and consistency in children's language learning across different languages and cultures, drawing on Wordbank, an open database with data from more than 75,000 children and twenty-nine languages or dialects. This big data approach makes the book the most comprehensive cross-linguistic analysis to date of early language learning. Moreover, its data-driven picture of which aspects of language learning are consistent across languages suggests constraints on the nature of children's language learning mechanisms. The book provides both a theoretical framework for scholars of language learning, language, and human cognition, and a resource for future research.