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On the insuf ® ciency of evidence for a domain-general account of word learning q

@inproceedings{Waxman2000OnTI,
  title={On the insuf {\textregistered} ciency of evidence for a domain-general account of word learning q},
  author={Sandra R. Waxman and Amy E Booth},
  year={2000}
}
One question lies at the heart of our interchange with Bloom and Markson: is word learning the result of domain-speci®c or domain-general abilities? Undoubtedly, we cover a good deal of common ground. We agree (a) that discovering which aspects of language acquisition are speci®c to language, and which are shared more generally with other cognitive tasks, requires careful attention, (b) that the answer to this question may depend upon which aspect of language is under consideration, and (c… 

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