Some prelinguistic aspects of language development.

  title={Some prelinguistic aspects of language development.},
  author={Jillian Call},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  volume={28 2},
  • Jillian Call
  • Published 1980 in
    Journal of the American Psychoanalytic…
Most studies of language acquisition since Chomsky's break-through in linguistics have all utilized as a theoretical base various theories of cognitive development out of which words, phrases, and meanings are created. This study attempts to outline the underpinnings of language ontogenetically and to show the role of affective engagements with caretakers. Some of the prelinguistic aspects of language development are examined in relation to the volution of language function. The newborn infant… CONTINUE READING

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