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Eric Lenneberg (1238)

Interests
Clinical neuropsychology, developmental, general, mental retardation, physiological and comparative
Profession
Psychologist
Nationality
German
Born
1921, Dusseldorf, Germany
Died
1975, White Plains, New York, USA
Short Biography
Eric Heinz Lenneberg (19 September 1921 – 31 May 1975) was a linguist and neurologist who pioneered ideas on language acquisition and cognitive psychology, particularly in terms of the concept of innateness. He was born in Düsseldorf, Germany. Ethnically ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • MA (Linguistics) University of Chicago, 1951
  • PhD Harvard University, 1958
Appointments & Honors
  • Editor, Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
Principal Publications
  • 1960 Language, evolution and purposive behaviour. In S. J. Dimond (ed.), Culture in History: Essays in Honour of Paul Radin. Columbia University Press.
  • 1962 The relationship of language to the formation of concepts. Synthese, 8, 103-9.
  • 1962 Understanding language without ability to speak: A case report. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 65, 419-25.
  • 1964 The capacity for language acquisition. In J. A. Fodor and J. J. Katz (eds), The Structure of Language: Readings in the Philosophy of Language. Prentice-Hall.
  • 1964 (ed.) New Directions in the Study of Language. MIT Press.
  • 1965 The vocalization of infants born to deaf and hearing parents. Human Development, 8, 23-37 (with F. G. Rebelsky and I. A. Nichols).
  • 1966 Verbal communication and colour memory in the deaf and hearing. Child Development, 37, 765-79 (with D. Lantz).
  • 1967 Biological Foundations of Language. Wiley.
  • 1969 On explaining language. Science, 164, 635-43.
  • 1970 The neurobiology of language: Practical applications. Bulletin of the Orton Society, 20, 7-13.
  • 1971 Of language knowledge, apes and brains. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 1, 1-29.
  • 1975 Foundations of Language Development: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Academic Press (ed. with E. Lenneberg).
  • 1976 Problems in the comparative study of language. In R. B. Masterson, W. Hodos and H. Jerison (eds), Evolution, Brain and Behaviour: Persistent Problems. Erlbaum.