Language Development Book

Language Development


  • Author : Patricia Brooks
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-05-14
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444331462

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Language Development Book Description :

This comprehensive collection offers a complete introduction to one of the most popular literary forms of the Victorian period, its key authors and works, its major themes, and its lasting legacy. Places key authors and novels in their cultural and historical context Includes studies of major topics such as race, gender, melodrama, theatre, poetry, realism in fiction, and connections to other art forms Contributions from top international scholars approach an important literary genre from a range of perspectives Offers both a pre and post–history of the genre to situate it in the larger tradition of Victorian publishing and literature Incorporates coverage of traditional research and cutting–edge contemporary scholarship

Language Development Book

Language Development


  • Author : Brian Shulman
  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Release Date : 2010-11-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN 10 : 0763747238

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Language Development Book Description :

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Encyclopedia of Language Development Book

Encyclopedia of Language Development


  • Author : Patricia J. Brooks
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-03-28
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483389776

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Encyclopedia of Language Development Book Description :

The progression from newborn to sophisticated language user in just a few short years is often described as wonderful and miraculous. What are the biological, cognitive, and social underpinnings of this miracle? What major language development milestones occur in infancy? What methodologies do researchers employ in studying this progression? Why do some become adept at multiple languages while others face a lifelong struggle with just one? What accounts for declines in language proficiency, and how might such declines be moderated? Despite an abundance of textbooks, specialized monographs, and a couple of academic handbooks, there has been no encyclopedic reference work in this area--until now. The Encyclopedia of Language Development covers the breadth of theory and research on language development from birth through adulthood, as well as their practical application. Features: This affordable A-to-Z reference includes 200 articles that address such topic areas as theories and research tradition; biological perspectives; cognitive perspectives; family, peer, and social influences; bilingualism; special populations and disorders; and more. All articles (signed and authored by key figures in the field) conclude with cross reference links and suggestions for further reading. Appendices include a Resource Guide with annotated lists of classic books and articles, journals, associations, and web sites; a Glossary of specialized terms; and a Chronology offering an overview and history of the field. A thematic Reader’s Guide groups related articles by broad topic areas as one handy search feature on the e-Reference platform, which includes a comprehensive index of search terms. Available in both print and electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Language Development is a must-have reference for researchers and is ideal for library reference or circulating collections.

Language Acquisition Book

Language Acquisition


  • Author : Paul Fletcher
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1986-05-22
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 613
  • ISBN 10 : 0521277809

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Language Acquisition Book Description :

An invaluable resource for students and professionals alike with an interest in child language acquisition.

The Development of Language Book

The Development of Language


  • Author : Martyn Barrett
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-28
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317715276

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The Development of Language Book Description :

This book presents a general overview of our current knowledge of language development in children. All the principal strands of language development are covered, including phonological, lexical, syntactic and pragmatic development; bilingualism; precursors to language development in infancy; and the language development of children with developmental disabilities, including children with specific language impairment. Written by leading international authorities, each chapter summarises clearly and lucidly our current state of knowledge, and carefully explains and evaluates the theories which have been proposed to account for children's development in that area.

Look Who s Talking  Book

Look Who s Talking


  • Author : Dyer. Laura
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Child development
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 0881664650

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Look Who s Talking Book Description :

Written in a clear & engaging style, yet founded on the latest research, this guide to infant language development aims to help parents recognise & nurture their children as they begin to communicate with the world around them.

Language Learnability and Language Development  With New Commentary by the Author Book

Language Learnability and Language Development With New Commentary by the Author


  • Author : Steven Pinker
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 435
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674510531

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Language Learnability and Language Development With New Commentary by the Author Book Description :

In this influential study, Steven Pinker develops a new approach to the problem of language learning. Now reprinted with new commentary by the author, this classic work continues to be an indispensable resource in developmental psycholinguistics. Reviews of this book: "The contribution of [Pinker's] book lies not just in its carefully argued section on learnability theory and acquisition, but in its detailed analysis of the empirical consequences of his assumptions." DD--Paul Fletcher, Times Higher Education Supplement "One of those rare books which every serious worker in the field should read, both for its stock of particular hypotheses and analyses, and for the way it forces one to re-examine basic assumptions as to how one's work should be done. Its criticisms of other approaches to language acquisition...often go to the heart of the difficulties." DD--Michael Maratsos, Language "[A] new edition, with a new preface from the author, of the influential monograph originally published in 1984 in which Pinker proposed one of the most detailed (and according to some, best) theories of language development based upon the sequential activation of different language-acquisition algorithms. In his new preface, the author reaches the not very modest conclusion that, despite the time elapsed, his continues to be the most complete theory of language development ever developed. A classic of the study of language acquisition, in any case." DD--Infancia y Aprendizaje [Italy]

Language Development Book

Language Development


  • Author : LouAnn Gerken
  • Publisher : Plural Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015078782474

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Language Development Book Description :

The English word infant is derived from the Latin word meaning unable to speak, reflecting the general sense that the transition from infancy into childhood is marked by the production of the child's first word. However, modern methods for measuring infant behavior and brain activity suggest that there is a great deal of language learning that goes on before first word production. The book, Language Development, by LouAnn Gerken, Ph.D. examines both classic and current studies that trace the development of human language from before birth to the early childhood years. By focusing on areas of language development in which a unified set of theoretical issues has been explored, the book presents a theoretically and empirically more coherent approach to language development than other books in this discipline. The book also considers the theoretical questions that drive language scientists to pursue these studies: What are the biological underpinnings of language? Why has it proven so difficult to build a computer that learns language? Is language learning like or unlike learning of other abilities such as math or music? How should we best characterize developmental language disorders? This book is aimed at the junior and senior undergraduates and the graduate students enrolled in Language Development across psychology, linguistics, and communication disorders. For practitioners engaged in working with language development/disorders, this is the perfect book to "stay up-to-date." Each chapter in this book includes valuable highlights of "thought questions" to help students ponder the content of the chapter. Lucid narration of contents has been significantly augmented by ample usage of tables and illustrations.

Introduction to Language Development Book

Introduction to Language Development


  • Author : Shelia M. Kennison
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-07-18
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483315324

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Introduction to Language Development Book Description :

There are between 4,000 and 6,000 languages remaining in the world and the characteristics of these languages vary widely. How could an infant born today master any language in the world, regardless of the language’s characteristics? Shelia M. Kennison answers this question through a comprehensive introduction to language development, taking a unique perspective that spans the period before birth through old age. Introduction to Language Development offers in-depth discussions on key topics, including: the biological basis of language, perceptual development, grammatical development, development of lexical knowledge, social aspects of language, bilingualism, the effect of language on thought, cognitive processing in language production and comprehension, language-related delays and disorders, and language late in life.

Language Development and Disorders Book

Language Development and Disorders


  • Author : W. Yule
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN 10 : 0521412196

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Language Development and Disorders Book Description :

Communication disabilities are common, although their precise nature and degree of severity vary greatly among individuals. They are among the most handicapping of disabilities because they isolate a person and in so doing restrict social, educational, and occupational opportunities. One of the purposes of this book was to bring together theoretical, practical, and clinical knowledge from several disciplines that bear on language and communication into some reasonably accessible form. The intent is to provide a broad and multi-faceted view of language development and language disorders. Thus, contributions from education, linguistics, psychology, pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology, and speech therapy are included. They describe our current knowledge of language development, suggest classifications for language pathology, outline what is known of the epidemiology of language difficulties, consider assessment and therapy, alternative communication systems and the impact of the new technology on communication aids. The variety of perspectives that it provides will make it particularly useful to the range of specialists who are concerned with the development of communication skills and language disorders.