Child Language: Acquisition And Development by Matthew SaxtonChild Language: Acquisition And Development by Matthew Saxton

Child Language: Acquisition And Development

byMatthew Saxton

Paperback | March 3, 2010

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The acquisition of language is a staggering feat, yet one that all typically developing children manage by the time they reach school age. Child Language: Acquisition and Development presents the latest thinking and research on how children acquire or develop their first language, written and developed in a manner that will be stimulating and interesting for a range of undergraduate students.

The reader is encouraged to adopt a critical stance throughout and weigh the evidence for themselves. Key features for the student include:

  • boxes and exercises to foster an understanding of key concepts in language and linguistics;
  • a glossary of key terms; suggestions for further reading;
  • a list of useful websites at the end of each chapter;
  • discussion points for use in class;
  • and separate author and subject indexes.

Child Language: Acquisition and Development is an indispensable textbook for undergraduate students in Psychology, Linguistics, Education and Childhood studies.

Title:Child Language: Acquisition And DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.13 × 7.32 × 0.75 inPublished:March 3, 2010Publisher:Sage PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1412902320

ISBN - 13:9781412902328

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Landmarks in the Landscape of Child Language Chapter 2: Can Animals Acquire Human Language? Chapter 3: Shakespeare's Typewriter Chapter 4: The Critical Period Hypothesis Chapter 5: Now or Never? Chapter 6: Input and Interaction Chapter 7: Tutorials for Toddlers Chapter 8: Language in the First Year Chapter 9: Breaking the Sound Barrier Chapter 10: The Developing Lexicon Chapter 11: What's in a Name Chapter 12: The Acquisition of Morphology Chapter 13: Linguistic Lego Chapter 14: Linguistic Nativism Chapter 15: To the Grammar Born Chapter 16: The Usage-Based Approach Chapter 17: Making It Up as You Go Along Chapter 18: You Say Nature, I Say Nurture Chapter 19: Better Call the Calling Off Off