First steps toward a usage-based theory of language acquisition

@inproceedings{Tomasello2001FirstST,
  title={First steps toward a usage-based theory of language acquisition},
  author={Michael Tomasello},
  year={2001}
}
Usage-based models of language focus on the speci®c communicative events in which people learn and use language. In these models, the psycholinguistic units with which individuals operate are determined not by theoretical ®at but by observation of actual language use in actual communicative events. This data-based approach make these models especially… CONTINUE READING