• The Development of Communication: From Social Interaction to Language

    The Development of Communication: From Social Interaction to Language (Paperback) By (author) David J. Messer


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    DescriptionThis is an advanced text on communication development in the first two to three years of life. The author argues that pre-verbal social interaction provides an important impetus towards language. Many other themes and arguments are presented to provoke discussion and thought.

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    The Development of Communication
    From Social Interaction to Language
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David J. Messer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 220
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    ISBN 13: 9780471958383
    ISBN 10: 0471958387

    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    BIC subject category V2: JMC
    BISAC V2.8: PSY004000
    BIC subject category V2: CFDC
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009040
    DC20: 155.422
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Publication date
    24 May 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    The Beginnings of Social Behaviour and Communication; Theories About the Development of Communication; Taking Part in Social Interaction; Taking Interaction Further; Getting Ready to Use Words; Theories About Words and Concepts; Meaning and Starting to Use Words; Understanding New Words: Constraints and Grammar; Words and the Beginnings of Language; Grammar and its Beginnings: A Linguistic View; Applying PPT to Language Acquisition; Explanations About Starting to Use Speech; Connectionist Models; Speech to Children; Sensory Deprivation and the Development of Communication; Developmental Disabilities and Language Acquisition.