The Handbook of Child Language

The Handbook of Child Language

by Paul Fletcher
     
 

This volume, in its 25 definitive chapters on normal and nonnormal language development, represents the authoritative and up-to-date complete sourcebook on child language development. All aspects of child language development are addressed, including phonetics, phonology, grammar, and lexical development. Connectionism and government-binding theory, as applied to… See more details below

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This volume, in its 25 definitive chapters on normal and nonnormal language development, represents the authoritative and up-to-date complete sourcebook on child language development. All aspects of child language development are addressed, including phonetics, phonology, grammar, and lexical development. Connectionism and government-binding theory, as applied to language development, are fully represented. The relevance of input, cognition, and social factors to language development is explored. Chapters on methodology, particularly using computer databases, are provided for both normal and nonnormal acquisition.

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A comprehensive sourcebook on normal and nonnormal child language development. All aspects of the subject are addressed, including phonetics, phonology, grammar, and lexical development. Connectionism and government-binding theory, as applied to language development, are fully represented. The relevance of input, cognition, and social factors to language development is explored. Chapters on methodology, particularly using computer databases, are provided for both normal and nonnormal acquisition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"It has something to offer both the child language specialist, who can follow up specific themes through the extensive bibliography, and the general linguist, whom it provides a state of the art survey." Margaret Deuchar, University of Wales

"I consider this to be a useful book ... It has something to offer both the child language specialist, who can follow up specific themes through the extensive bibliography, and the general linguist, to whom it provides with a state of the art survey."Marja Etelamaki, Journal of Linguistics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631184058
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics
Pages:
786

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"It has something to offer both the child language specialist, who can follow up specific themes through the extensive bibliography, and the general linguist, whom it provides a state of the art survey." Margaret Deuchar, University of Wales

"I consider this to be a useful book ... It has something to offer both the child language specialist, who can follow up specific themes through the extensive bibliography, and the general linguist, to whom it provides with a state of the art survey."Marja Etelamaki, Journal of Linguistics

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