Language and Learning: The Home and School Years / Edition 3

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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.
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Maintaining that language is uniquely human (despite chimp sign language), and that there are more parallels than differences between first and second language acquisition, Piper (Memorial U. of Newfoundland) traces children's stages of linguistic and cognitive development through diverse examples. Through chapter-end discussion questions and principles for reconciling home and classroom learning, he presents theoretical and pedagogical perspectives. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130607942
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/26/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 383
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Language is uniquely human 1
Ch. 2 The study and structure of language 23
Ch. 3 Learning the first language 63
Ch. 4 First language learners 89
Ch. 5 Learning more than one language 133
Ch. 6 Successful second language learners 165
Ch. 7 Language disorders in monolingual and bilingual children 193
Ch. 8 Learning to use language 221
Ch. 9 Language and cognitive growth 241
Ch. 10 Language in school 271
Ch. 11 Intercultural communication 307
Ch. 12 Language and learning is all about inclusion 323
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