Author: Patricia Brooks,Vera Kempe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444331469

Category: Education

Page: 383

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This comprehensive collection offers a complete introduction to one of the most popular literary forms of the Victorian period, its key authors and works, its major themes, and its lasting legacy. Places key authors and novels in their cultural and historical context Includes studies of major topics such as race, gender, melodrama, theatre, poetry, realism in fiction, and connections to other art forms Contributions from top international scholars approach an important literary genre from a range of perspectives Offers both a pre and post–history of the genre to situate it in the larger tradition of Victorian publishing and literature Incorporates coverage of traditional research and cutting–edge contemporary scholarship
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Author: Erika Hoff

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133939090

Category: Education

Page: 480

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Erika Hoff's LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, 5th Edition communicates both the content and the excitement of this quickly evolving field. By presenting a balanced treatment that examines all sides of the issues, Hoff helps readers understand different theoretical points of view-- and the research processes that have lead theorists to their findings. After an overview and history of the field, Hoff thoroughly covers the biological bases of language development and the core topics of phonological, lexical, and syntactic development. She also provides in-depth discussions of the communicative foundations of language, the development of communicative competence, language development in special populations, childhood bilingualism, and language development in the school years. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Rachel Rudman,Felicity Titjen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108402275

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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Essential study guides for the future linguist. Language Development is an introduction to how we learn to speak, read and write. It is suitable for advanced level students and beyond. Written with input from the Cambridge English Corpus, it considers the theoretical approaches to language development from early childhood to teenager. Language Development explores the lifelong process of learning a language, as well as the social factors that affect it. Using activities to help explain analysis methods, this book guides students through major modern issues and concepts. It summarises key concerns and modern findings, while providing inspiration for language investigations and non-examined assessments (NEAs) with research suggestions.
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Learning to Talk

Author: Sandra Bochner,Jane Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470698543

Category: Medical

Page: 260

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This publication is concerned with the early stages of language acquisition and is designed for use by early childhood teachers, nursery nurses, special education teachers and others working with children experiencing difficulties in learning to talk. Procedures are described that can be used to assess a child' s current skills and plan activities to increase communicative competence. The programme described is based on a developmental sequence that moves the early skills of joint attention, turn-taking and appropriate play to the more complex skills of asking and answering questions. Other issues discussed include sound development and intelligibility, the use of augmentative and alternative communication as stepping stones to speech, working with children and with families. The second edition has an expanded focus on the place of communicative intentions in early language development.
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Studies in First Language Development

Author: Paul Fletcher,Michael Garman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521277808

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 613

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An invaluable resource for students and professionals alike with an interest in child language acquisition.
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Author: LouAnn Gerken

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1597568198

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

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This book examines both classic and current studies that trace the development of human language from before birth to the early childhood years. By focusing on areas of language development in which a unified set of theoretical issues has been explored, the book presents a theoretically and empirically more coherent approach to language development than other books in this discipline. The book also considers the theoretical questions that drive language scientists to pursue these studies: What are the biological underpinnings of language? Why has it proven so difficult to build a computer that learns language? Is language learning like or unlike learning of other abilities such as math or music? How should we best characterize developmental language disorders? This book is aimed at the junior and senior undergraduates and the graduate students enrolled in Language Development across psychology, linguistics, and communication disorders. For practitioners engaged in working with language development/disorders, this is the perfect book to “stay up-to-date.” Each chapter in this book includes valuable highlights of “thought questions” to help students ponder the content of the chapter. Lucid narration of contents has been significantly augmented by ample usage of tables and illustrations.
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Author: Erika Hoff,Marilyn Shatz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405194596

Category: Psychology

Page: 502

View: 7470

The Blackwell Handbook of Language Development provides a comprehensive treatment of the major topics and current concerns in the field; exploring the progress of 21st century research, its precursors, and promising research topics for the future. Provides comprehensive treatments of the major topics and current concerns in the field of language development Explores foundational and theoretical approaches Focuses on the 21st century's research into the areas of brain development, computational skills, bilingualism, education, and cross-cultural comparison Looks at language development in infancy through early childhood, as well as atypical development Considers the past work, present research, and promising topics for the future. Broad coverage makes this an excellent resource for graduate students in a variety of disciplines
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Author: Martyn Barrett

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317715276

Category: Psychology

Page: 430

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This book presents a general overview of our current knowledge of language development in children. All the principal strands of language development are covered, including phonological, lexical, syntactic and pragmatic development; bilingualism; precursors to language development in infancy; and the language development of children with developmental disabilities, including children with specific language impairment. Written by leading international authorities, each chapter summarises clearly and lucidly our current state of knowledge, and carefully explains and evaluates the theories which have been proposed to account for children's development in that area.
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Author: Stan A. Kuczaj

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780898591002

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 492

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First published in 1981. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author: Susan H.Foster- Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317896246

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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This volume introduces the field of child language development studies, and presents hypotheses in an accessible, largely non-technical language, aiming to demonstrate the relationship between these hypotheses and interpretations of data. It makes the assumption that having a theory of language development is as important as having reliable data about what children say and understand, and it advocates a combination of both `rationalist' and more 'empiricist' traditions. In fact, the author overtly argues that different traditions provide different pieces of the picture, and that taking any single approach is unlikely to lead to productive understanding. Susan Foster-Cohen explores a range of issues, including the nature of prelinguistic communication and its possible relationship to linguistic development; early stages of language development and how they can be viewed in the light of later developments; the nature and role of children's experience with the language(s) around them; variations in language development due to both pathological and non-pathological differences between children, and (in the latter case) between the languages they learn; later oral language development; and literacy. The approach is distinctly psycholinguistic and linguistic rather than sociolinguistic, although there is significant treatment of issues which intersect with more sociolinguistic concerns (e.g. literacy, language play, and bilingualism). There are exercises and discussion questions throughout, designed to reinforce the ideas being presented, as well as to offer the student the opportunity to think beyond the text to ideas at the cutting edge of research. The accessible presentation of key issues will appeal to the intended undergraduate readership, and will be of interest to those taking courses in language development, linguistics, developmental psychology, educational linguistics, and speech pathology. The book will also serve as a useful introduction to students wishing to pursue post-graduate courses which deal with child language development.
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Author: Norman A. Krasnegor,Duane M. Rumbaugh,Richard L. Schiefelbusch,Michael Studdert-Kennedy,Esther Thelen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317783883

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

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This book presents a current, interdisciplinary perspective on language requisites from both a biological/comparative perspective and from a developmental/learning perspective. Perspectives regarding language and language acquisition are advanced by scientists of various backgrounds -- speech, hearing, developmental psychology, comparative psychology, and language intervention. This unique volume searches for a rational interface between findings and perspectives generated by language studies with humans and with chimpanzees. Intended to render a reconsideration as to the essence of language and the requisites to its acquisition, it also provides readers with perspectives defined by various revisionists who hold that language might be other than the consequence of a mutation unique to humans and might, fundamentally, not be limited to speech.
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Foundations, Processes, and Clinical Applications

Author: Brian Shulman,Nina Capone

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763747237

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 514

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Health Sciences & Professions
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Author: Gordon Wells

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521319058

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 484

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In this book Gordon Wells presents a detailed account of the language development of children aged one to five years.
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Author: Dorothy Bishop,K. Mogford

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 113506461X

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 1590

Ever since attempts were made to describe and explain normal language development, references to exceptional circumstances have been made. Variations in the conditions under which language is acquired can be regarded as natural experiments, which would not be feasible or ethical under normal circumstances. This can throw light on such questions as: *What language input is necessary for the child to learn language? *What is the relationship between cognition and language? *How independent are different components of language function? *Are there critical periods for language development? *Can we specify necessary and sufficient conditions for language impairment? This book covers a range of exceptional circumstances including: extreme deprivation, twinship, visual and auditory impairments, autism and focal brain damage? Written in a jargon-free style, and including a glossary of linguistic and medical terminology, the book assumes little specialist knowledge. This text is suitable for both students and practitioners in the fields of psycholinguistics, developmental and educational psychology, speech pathology, paediatrics and special education.
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Implications for the Cognition-Language Relationship

Author: Jean A. Rondal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521369664

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 351

View: 313

Is normal language acquisition possible in spite of serious intellectual impairment? The answer, it would appear, is positive. This book summarizes and discusses recent evidence in this respect.
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Essays in honor of Ruth A. Berman

Author: Dorit Diskin Ravid,Hava Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402079117

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 482

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Perspectives on Language and Language Development brings together new perspectives on language, discourse and language development in 31 chapters by leading scholars from several countries with diverging backgrounds and disciplines. It is a comprehensive overview of language as a rich, multifaceted system, inspired by the lifework of Ruth A. Berman. Edited by Dorit Ravid and Hava Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot, both from Tel Aviv University, Israel, the book offers state-of-the-art portrayals of linguistic and psycholinguistic phenomena with new insights on the interrelations of language structure, discourse theory, and the development of language and literacy. The volume presents innovative investigations on the interface of language and narrative in a broad range of languages, with a section devoted to linguistic studies of Modern Hebrew. It traces the development of language and literacy from early childhood through adolescence to maturity in spoken and written contexts, and in monolingual as well as multilingual perspectives. Linguists, psycholinguists, discourse scholars, cognitive psychologists, language teachers, education experts, and clinicians working in the field of language and discourse will find this book extremely useful both as a textbook and as a source of information.
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Author: Peter A. Reich

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 387

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Written to explain the development of language from birth, with the perception of sound and speech to the acquisition of having more than one language. It also covers learning disorders and critical theory.
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Focus on East Asian Immigrants

Author: Kimi Kondo-Brown

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027241430

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

View: 1884

This collection of studies investigates the individual, micro-psychological, and macro-societal factors that promote or discourage the development of child and young adult heritage language learners' spoken and written skills in East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean). The research presented in this book is based on empirical data from various learning and social settings in the United States and Canada. The contributors are themselves mostly from East Asian immigrant backgrounds and have worked closely with students from such backgrounds. This book also speaks to the needs for future research within East Asian communities that will (a) promote East Asian heritage language development in applied linguistics, (b) encourage parental, community, and national support for East Asian heritage language development, and (c) improve the teaching of oral and written skills for heritage learners of East Asian languages in various educational settings.
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Author: Jennifer Silate

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404285606

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Language Development: Inquiry and Research provides rich support in the development of inquiry-based learning skills and research writing. A variety of curriculum-correlated activities help learners explore the most important foundational skills of research and research writing, and pre- and post-assessments aid teachers in individualizing instruction, diagnosing the areas where students are struggling, and measuring achievement, and support standards.
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Author: Miguel Perez-Pereira,Gina Conti-Ramsden

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134841051

Category: Psychology

Page: 197

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This book provides an up-to-date account of blind children's developing communicative abilities with particular emphasis on social cognition and language acquisition from infancy to early school age. It purports to foster dialogue between those interested in the study of typically developing children and those interested in the development of children who are blind and to provide insights and new explanations of why the development of blind children may differ from that of sighted children. The book also aims to identify and examine current theoretical issues which are likely to be at the centre of developments in the fields of child language and developmental psychology. Language Development and Social Interaction in Blind Children is also a timely book. The study of blind children's development constitutes a unique opportunity to study the effect of vision on development, and more specifically on the development of language and certain aspects of social cognition. Current interest in the development of "theory of mind" and perspective taking in language learning, make the case of blind children crucial to our understanding of certain aspects of psychological functioning. The book explores these issues, challenges some widely-held beliefs about the development of communication in blind children, and provides a cohesive picture of our knowledge to date.
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