Language Development in the Pre-School Years

Language Development in the Pre-School Years

by Gordon Wells


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521264617
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/21/1985
Series: Language at Home and at School Series , #2
Pages: 486
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Setting up the research; 2. Describing child speech in its conversational context; 3. Some general characteristics of the data from the naturalisitic observations; 4. The sequence of emergence of certain semantic and pragmatic systems; 5. The sequence of emergence: syntax and its relationship with other levels of analysis; 6. The pattern of development over time; 7. The children and their families; 8. Variation in language development; 9. the role of the input in language development; 10. Learning through interaction; Appendices; Notes; References; Index.

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