Research Methods in Child Language: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

Research Methods in Child Language: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

by Erika Hoff
     
 

ISBN-10: 1444331248

ISBN-13: 9781444331240

Pub. Date: 09/21/2011

Publisher: Wiley

This is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the methods researchers use to study child language, written by experienced scholars in the study of language development.

  • Presents a comprehensive survey of laboratory and naturalistic techniques used in the study of different domains of language, age ranges, and populations, and explains the questions addressed
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Overview

This is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the methods researchers use to study child language, written by experienced scholars in the study of language development.

  • Presents a comprehensive survey of laboratory and naturalistic techniques used in the study of different domains of language, age ranges, and populations, and explains the questions addressed by each technique
  • Presents new research methods, such as the use of functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to study the activity of the brain
  • Expands on more traditional research methods such as collection, transcription, and coding of speech samples that have been transformed by new hardware and software

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444331240
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/21/2011
Series:
GMLZ - Guides to Research Methods in Language and Linguistics Series, #4
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Plates.

Notes on Contributors.

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

Part I Studying Infants and Others Using Nonverbal Methods.

1 Habituation Procedures (Christopher T. Fennell).

2 Intermodal Preferential Looking (Janina Piotroski and Letitia R. Naigles).

3 The Looking-While-Listening Procedure (Daniel Swingley).

4 Neuroimaging Methods (Ioulia Kovelman).

5 Methods for Studying Language in Infants: Back to the Future (Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek).

Part II Assessing Language Knowledge and Processes in Children Who Talk.

6 Assessing Phonological Knowledge (Cynthia Core).

7 Assessing Vocabulary Skills (Barbara Alexander Pan).

8 Assessing Grammatical Knowledge (with Special Reference to the Graded Grammaticality Judgment Paradigm) (Ben Ambridge).

9 Assessing Children's Narratives (Elaine Reese, Alison Sparks, and Sebastian Suggate).

10 Using Judgment Tasks to Study Language Knowledge (David A. McKercher and Vikram K. Jaswal).

11 Using Priming Procedures with Children (Marina Vasilyeva, Heidi Waterfall, and Ligia Gómez).

12 Studying Language Processing Using Eye Movements (John C. Trueswell).

Part III Capturing Children's Language Experience and Language Production.

13 Recording, Transcribing, and Coding Interaction (Meredith L. Rowe).

14 Studying Gesture (Erica A. Cartmill, Özlem Ece Demir, and Susan Goldin-Meadow).

15 Dense Sampling (Elena Lieven and Heike Behrens).

16 Not Sampling, Getting It All (Letitia R. Naigles).

17 Approaches to Studying Language in Preschool Classrooms (David K. Dickinson).

18 Using the CHILDES Database (Roberta Corrigan).

Part IV Studying Multiple Languages and Special Populations.

19 Crosslinguistic Research (Aylin C. Küntay).

20 Studying Children in Bilingual Environments (Erika Hoff and Rosario Luz Rumiche).

21 Studying Children with Language Impairment (Karla K. McGregor).

22 Studying the Language Development of Children with Intellectual Disabilities (Leonard Abbeduto, Sara T. Kover, and Andrea McDuffie).

Index.

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