Language Change in Child and Adult Hebrew: A Psycholinguistic Perspective / Edition 1

Language Change in Child and Adult Hebrew: A Psycholinguistic Perspective / Edition 1

by Dorit Diskin Ravid, Dorit D. Ravid
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195090365

ISBN-13: 9780195090369

Pub. Date: 08/28/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The study of language acquisition has taken on new meaning in the last decade. Now seen as part of the study of other forms of language variation across time and space, such as dialects and sociolects, and the study of pidgins and Creoles, it can help to provide a new understanding of how language evolves and what directs its development. Dorit Ravid here provides

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Overview

The study of language acquisition has taken on new meaning in the last decade. Now seen as part of the study of other forms of language variation across time and space, such as dialects and sociolects, and the study of pidgins and Creoles, it can help to provide a new understanding of how language evolves and what directs its development. Dorit Ravid here provides a study of contemporary speakers of Hebrew, focusing in particular on inflectional morphology. She traces language development from childhood to adulthood in Hebrew speakers, and explores strategies of language acquisition and language processing leading to variation in the spoken Hebrew of speakers of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195090369
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Series:
Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Technical Notes
1Background3
2The Study27
3Analysis of Results: The Effects of Literacy and Maturation64
4Structural Opacity78
5Principles and Strategies in Language Acquisition and in Language Processing90
6Linguistic Variation and Cost130
7Language Variation and Language Change: Some More Answers169
Notes175
References181
Appendices205
Index223

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