Language Development: An Introduction / Edition 4by Robert E. Owens
Pub. Date: 09/28/1995
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
In recognition of the tremendous variation across children and language, the fifth edition of this readable book devotes much more space to individual developmental differences and cultural differences. Discussion of other cultures has been included wherever possible. In addition, the sections on bidialectalism and bilingualism have been expanded to reflect more accurately the realities of everyday life in the United States. Developed within a chronological framework, every aspect of syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology, and pragmatics is examined. For anyone interested in language development.
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Table of Contents
All chapters begin with “Chapter Objectives” and conclude with “Conclusion,” “Discussions,” and “Reflections.”
1. The Territory.
This Text and You.
Speech, Language, and Communication.
Properties of Language.
Components of Language.
2. Language-Development Models.
Psycholinguistic Theory: A Syntactic Model.
Psycholinguistic Theory: A Semantic/Cognitive Model.
3. Child Development.
The Developing Child.
Central Nervous System.
5. Cognitive and Perceptual Bases
of Early Language.
Which Came First, Cognition or Language?
Early Cognitive Development.
Early Perceptual Development.
6. The Social and Communicative Bases of Early Language.
Development of Communication:
Maternal Communication Behaviors.
Interactions between Infant and Caregiver.
7. Language-Learning Processes
in Young Children.
Comprehension, Production, and Cognitive Growth.
Child Learning Strategies.
Adult Conversational Teaching Techniques.
Importance of Play.
8. A First Language.
Early Multiword Combinations.
9. Preschool Pragmatic and Semantic Development.
Interdependence of Form, Content, and Use:Pronouns.
10. Preschool Development of Language Form.
Stages of Syntactic and Morphologic Development.
Embedding and Conjoining.
11. School-Age and Adult Pragmatic
and Semantic Development.
12. School-Age and Adult Language Form and Mode Development.
Syntactic and Morphologic Development.
Reading and Writing: A New Mode.
13. Language Differences: Bidialectism and Bilingualism.
14. Language Research and Analysis.
Issues in the Study of Child Language.
Examples of Child Language Data.
15. Disorders and Development.
The Developmental Approach.
Appendix: American English Speech Sounds.
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