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Child Language: A Resource Book for Students
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CHILD LANGUAGE: A RESOURCE BOOK FOR STUDENTS

PAPERBACK BY PECCEI, JEAN STILWELL (FORMERLY AT ROEHAMPTON UNIVERSITY, UK)

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ISBN
9780415281034
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ROUTLEDGE
 
 
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PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
208 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
13 DEC 2005

DESCRIPTION

Child Language: * provides a comprehensive overview of language acquisition in children * introduces students to key theories and concerns such as innateness, the role of input and the relation of language to other cognitive functions * teaches students the skills needed to analyze children's language * includes sections on the bilingual child and atypical language development * provides classic readings by key names in the field, such as Brian MacWhinney, Richard Cromer, Jean Aitchison, and Eve Clark. The accompanying website to this book can be found at http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415281032

CONTENTS

A. Introduction: Key Concepts in Language Acquisition A.1. Approaches to Language Acquisition A.2. Phonological Development A.3. Lexical Development A.4. Morphological Development A.5. Syntactic Development A.6. Discourse Development A.7. Literacy Development A.8. The Bilingual Child B. Development: Analyzing Children's Language B.1. A Closer Look at Child Directed Speech B.2. Learning and Producing the Sounds of Words B.3. Learning the Meaning of Words B.4. Learning How to Build Words B.5. Learning How to Build Sentences B.6. Acquiring Communicative Competence B.7. A Closer Look at Spelling B.8. Using Two Dialects C. Exploration: Data for Investigation C.1. Research Methods C.2. Children's Pronunciation Patterns C.3. Children's Lexicons C.4. Children as Word-makers C.5. Building a Grammar C.6. Children's Conversations C.7. Children's Writing C.8. Using More Than one Language D. Extension: Readings in Language Acquisition D.1. Current Perspectives on Language Acquisition D.2. Children's Mental Representations of Sounds D.3. Naming Things for Children D.4. A Child's Invention of New Words D.5. Accounting for Growth and Change in Children's Grammar D.6. Language and Socialization D.7. A Cross-Linguistic Approach to Dyslexia D.8. Bilingual Children's Use of Code-Switching. References. Glossarial Index