The Development of Language / Edition 8

The Development of Language / Edition 8

by Jean Berko Gleason, Nan Bernstein Ratner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0132612380

ISBN-13: 9780132612388

Pub. Date: 07/13/2012

Publisher: Pearson

Combining the contributions of experts and highly-respected researchers, the eighth edition of Language Development offers a definitive exploration of language acquisition and development from infancy through adulthood.

Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, it examines what we know about language development—addressing

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Combining the contributions of experts and highly-respected researchers, the eighth edition of Language Development offers a definitive exploration of language acquisition and development from infancy through adulthood.

Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, it examines what we know about language development—addressing communication development in infancy, phonological development, semantic development, morphology and syntax. Broadening the scope of study, it puts language development into larger biological, social and cultural contexts, while investigating individual differences, atypical development, literacy and even language development in adults. This edition includes more on cross-linguistic language acquisition (emphasizing Spanish), new research on the nature and treatment of language disorders in children, and new perspectives on the impact of culture on language development and variation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132612388
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/13/2012
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
641,905
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. THE DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE: AN OVERVIEW AND A PREVIEW

Jean Berko Gleason, Boston University

2. COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY

Rochelle Newman, University of Maryland

Jacqueline Sachs, University of Connecticut

3. PHONOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT: LEARNING SOUNDS AND SOUND PATTERNS

Carol Stoel-Gammon, University of Washington

Lise Menn, University of Colorado

4. SEMANTIC DEVELOPMENT: LEARNING THE MEANINGS OF WORDS

Paola Uccelli, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Barbara Alexander Pan, Harvard Graduate School of Education

5. PUTTING WORDS TOGETHER: MORPHOLOGY AND SYNTAX IN THE PRESCHOOL YEARS

Helen Tager-Flusberg, Boston University

Andrea Zukowski, University of Maryland

6. LANGUAGE IN SOCIAL CONTEXTS: DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE

Judith Becker Bryant, University of South Florida

7. THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

John N. Bohannon III, Butler University

John D. Bonvillian, University of Virginia

8. VARIATION IN LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT: IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH AND THEORY

Beverly A. Goldfield, Rhode Island College

Catherine E. Snow, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Ingrid A Willenberg, Macquarie University

9. ATYPICAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Nan Bernstein Ratner, University of Maryland, College Park

10. LANGUAGE AND LITERACY IN THE SCHOOL YEARS

Gigliana Melzi, New York University

Adina R. Schick, New York University

11. DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ADULT YEARS

Loraine K. Obler, City University of New York Graduate Center

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