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Sandra R. Waxman

Sandra R. Waxman is director of the Program on Language and Cognition and WCAS Professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University.

Titles by This Editor

The studies in Weaving a Lexicon make a significant contribution to the growing field of lexical acquisition by considering the multidimensional way in which infants and children acquire the lexicon of their native language. They examine the many strands of knowledge and skill -- including perceptual sensitivities, conceptual and semantic constraints, and communicative intent -- that children must weave together in the process of word learning, and show the different mix of these factors used at different developmental points.