Language Development / Edition 2by Erika Hoff-Ginsberg, Erika Hoff, Hoff-Ginsber
Pub. Date: 11/01/2000
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
This comprehensive text offers a balanced, in-depth presentation of a variety of information on how children develop language, beginning with the perception and production of speech sounds in infancy and moving through the development of vocabulary, grammar, and communicative competence. Also included are chapters on language in special populations, childhood bilingualism, and the biological bases of language (which covers such topics as evolution, chimps, and aphasia). Written by an author who has a background in both speech pathology and psychology, the text uses theory to motivate and explain the research and to put the research findings in perspective. It is also the most current resource available with many of the latest research developments referenced from 1999 and 2000.
Table of Contents1. Introduction to the Study of Language Development. 2. Biological Bases of Language Development. 3. Phonological Development: Learning the Sounds of Language. 4. Lexical Development: Learning Words. 5. The Development of Syntax and Morphology: Learning the Structure of Language. 6. The Development of Communicative Competence: Learning to Use Language. 7. Language Developmentin Special Populations. 8. Childhood Bilingualism.
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