Blackwell Handbook of Language Development / Edition 1by Erika Hoff
Pub. Date: 01/28/2007
The Blackwell Handbook of Language Development provides a comprehensive treatment of the major topics and current concerns in the field. Covering new academic terrain in areas such as brain development, computational skills, bilingualism, education, and cross-linguistic comparisons, this volume explores the progress of twenty-first century research in/i>… See more details below
The Blackwell Handbook of Language Development provides a comprehensive treatment of the major topics and current concerns in the field. Covering new academic terrain in areas such as brain development, computational skills, bilingualism, education, and cross-linguistic comparisons, this volume explores the progress of twenty-first century research in language development while considering its precursors and looking towards promising research topics for the future. This balanced and accessible volume collects the work of a generation of researchers who are enlarging the field to consider internal and external bases for language development and to address a wide range of language development outcomes.
Presenting recent research in the traditional topics of language development from infancy through early childhood, this book also expands upon those topics to include work on older children, exploring how linguistic knowledge develops with experiences such as learning a second language and acquiring writing skills. The expansive coverage of foundational and emerging topics makes this book an excellent resource for researchers, instructors, and graduate students in developmental psychology, linguistics, and education.
- Publication date:
- Wiley Blackwell Handbooks of Developmental Psychology Series, #15
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- Product dimensions:
- 7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.42(d)
Table of Contents
List of Contributors.
1. On the Development of the Field of Language Development: Marilyn Shatz (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor).
Part I: Basic Foundations and Theoretical Approaches to Language Development:.
2. The Neurodevelopmental Bases of Language: Valerie L. Shafer (City University of New York) and Karen Garrido-Nag (City University of New York).
3. Formal and Computational Constraints on Language Development: Helen Goodluck (University of York).
4. Domain-General Learning Capacities: Jenny R. Saffran (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Erik D. Thiessen (Carnegie Mellon University).
5. How Inherently Social is Language?: Dare Baldwin (University of Oregon, Eugene) and Meredith Meyer (University of Oregon, Eugene).
6. Input and the Acquisition of Language: Three Questions: Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole (University of Wales, Bangor) and Erika Hoff (Florida Atlantic University).
7. The Emergence of Language: A Dynamical Systems Account: Julia L. Evans (San Diego State University).
Part II: Language Development in Infancy:.
8. Experiential Influences on Speech Perception and Speech Production in Infancy: Linda Polka (McGill University, Montreal), Susan Rvachew (McGill University, Montreal), and Karen Mattock (McGill University, Montreal).
9. Acquiring Linguistic Structure: LouAnn Gerken (University of Arizona, Tucson).
10. Cognitive Processes in Early Word Learning: Diane Poulin-Dubois (Concordia University, Montreal) and Susan A. Graham (University of Calgary).
11. Syntactic Supports for Word Learning: Letitia R. Naigles (University of Connecticut, Storrs) and Lauren D. Swensen (University of Connecticut, Storrs).
Part III: Language Development in Early Childhood:.
12. Phonological Development: Carol Stoel-Gammon (University of Washington, Seattle) and Anna Vogel Sosa (University of Washington, Seattle).
13. Mechanisms of Word Learning: Gil Diesendruck (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel).
14. The Abstract Nature of Syntactic Representations: Consequences for a Theory of Learning: Jeffrey Lidz (University of Maryland, College Park).
15. Conversational Understanding in Young Children: Michael Siegal (University of Trieste/University of Sheffield) and Luca Surian (University of Trieste).
16. Bilingual First Language Acquisition: Fred Genesee (McGill University, Montreal) and Elena Nicoladis (University of Alberta, Edmonton).
Part IV: Language Development after Early Childhood:.
17. Developing Linguistic Knowledge and Language Use Across Adolescence: Ruth A. Berman (Tel Aviv University).
18. Language and Literacy in Bilingual Children in the Early School Years: D. Kimbrough Oller (University of Memphis) and Linda Jarmulowicz (University of Memphis).
19. Second Language Acquisition in Childhood: Johanne Paradis (University of Alberta, Edmonton).
Part V: Atypical Language Development:.
20. Children with Specific Language Impairment: Bridging the Genetic and Developmental Perspectives: Mabel L. Rice (University of Kansas, Lawrence).
21. Atypical Language Development: Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Helen Tager-Flusberg (Boston University).
22. Reading and Reading Disorders: Heikki Lyytinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland), Jane Erskine (Niilo Mäki Institute, Jyväskylä, Finland), Mikko Aro (Niilo Mäki Institute, Jyväskylä, Finland), and Ulla Richardson (University of Jyväskylä, Finland).
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