Language and Learning: The Home and School Years / Edition 4

Language and Learning: The Home and School Years / Edition 4

by Terry Piper
     
 

Once again, this comprehensive, easy-to-read book explores the way in which children learn language, the way language is taught to children, and how these two roads to language sometimes diverge–always giving equal treatment to first and second language learning. Piper tracks language acquisition, from birth through the school years, presentingSee more details below

Overview

Once again, this comprehensive, easy-to-read book explores the way in which children learn language, the way language is taught to children, and how these two roads to language sometimes diverge–always giving equal treatment to first and second language learning. Piper tracks language acquisition, from birth through the school years, presenting numerous cases studies of children's experiences as a means of illustrating stages of language development and the sequence of skills attainment. In addition, she thoroughly covers bilingualism, paying particular attention to the differences between second language learning at home and in a school setting. For ESL and elementary school speech teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131728646
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
05/24/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
231,894
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter One 2

Language Is Uniquely Human 2

Chapter Two: The Study and Structure of Language 35

The Study of Language 36

Chapter Three: Learning the First Language 76

Chapter Four: First Language Learners 105

Chapter Five: Learning More than One Language 151

Chapter Six: Successful Second Language Learners 184

Chapter Seven: Language Disorders in Monolingual and Bilingual Children 212

Chapter Eight: Learning to Use Language 243

Chapter Nine: Language and Cognitive Growth 263

Chapter Ten: Language in School 298

Chapter Eleven: Intercultural Communication 338

Chapter Twelve: Language and Learning is ALL about Inclusion 354

Glossary 386

References by Chapter 392

Bibliography 412

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