Language Development: An Introduction

Language Development: An Introduction

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By (author) Jr. Robert E. Owens

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  • Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
  • Format: Paperback | 516 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 279mm x 18mm | 1,104g
  • Publication date: 18 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 1292021225
  • ISBN 13: 9781292021225
  • Edition: 8, Revised
  • Edition statement: Pearson New International Edition
  • Sales rank: 85,446

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This best-selling and comprehensive text on language development is rich in information, research, examples and activities. A thorough and readable introductory text on language development, this book covers all aspects of the complex subject - including syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology, and pragmatics - while explaining each idea and concept in a way that is easily understandable by even beginning students of the field. Rich in pedagogical aids like discussion questions, chapter objectives, reflections, and main point boxed features, the eighth edition of Language Development also emphasizes culturally and linguistically diverse children and bilingual and dialectical developmental information - a discussion that accurately reflects the diversity of life and language in the United States.

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Table of contents

Glossary Preface Chapter 1: The Territory This Text and You Speech Language and Communication Speech Language Communication Properties of Language Language as a Social Tool Language is a Rule Governed System Language is Generative Other Properties Components of Language Syntax Morphology Phonology Semantics Pragmatics Relationship of Language Components Chapter Conclusion Chapter Discussion Chapter Main Points Chapter Reflections Chapter 2: Describing Language Linguistic Theory Nature vs. Nurture Language Research and Analysis Issues in the Study of Child Language Method of Data Collection Sample Size and Variability Naturalness and Representativeness of the Data Collection Procedures Analysis Procedures Cross-Language Studies Chapter Conclusion Chapter Discussion Chapter Main Points Chapter Reflections Chapter 3: Neurological Bases of Speech and Language Central Nervous System Hemispheric Asymmetry Brain Maturation Language Comprehension Language Processing Language Production Models of Linguistic Processing A Limited System and Executive Function Theory of Mind Chapter Conclusion Chapter Discussion Chapter Main Points Chapter Reflections Chapter 4: Cognitive, Perceptual, and Motor Bases of Early Language and Speech Neurological Development Early Cognitive Development Sensation Perception Motor Control Cognition Cognition and Language Development Learning Role of the Caregiver Chapter Conclusion Chapter Discussion Chapter Main Points Chapter Reflections Chapter 5: The Social and Communicative Bases of Early Language and Speech Development of Communication: A Chronology The Newborn Socialization and Early Communication: Age Birth to 6 Months Development of Intentionality: Age 7 to 12 Months Maternal Communication Behaviors Infant-Elicited Social Behavior Cultural, Socioeconomic, and Gender Differences Interactions Between Infants and Caregiver Joint Reference Joint Action Turn-Taking Situational Variations Chapter Conclusion Chapter Discussion Chapter Main Points Chapter Reflections Chapter 6: Language-Learning and Teaching Processes and Young Children Comprehension, Production, and Cognitive Growth Cognition and Language Less is More Child Learning Strategies Toddler Language-Learning Services Preschool Language-Learning Services Children's Processes of Language Acquisition Adult Conversational Teaching Techniques Adult Speech to Toddlers Adult Conversations with Preschoolers Importance of Play Variation on a Theme Individual Child Differences Cultural and Social Differences Chapter Conclusion Chapter Discussion Chapter Main Points Chapter Reflections Chapter 7: A First Word and Word Combinations in Toddler Talk Single Word Utterances Pragmatics Initial Lexicons Meaning of Single-Word Utterances Early Multiword Combinations Transition: Early Word Combinations Multiword Utterances Phonological Learning Articulatory Maps Single-Word Utterance Patterns Phonological Processes Learning Units and Extension Individual Differences Bilingualism Chapter Conclusion Chapter Discussion Chapter Main Points Chapter Reflections Chapter 8: Preschool Pragmatic and Semantic Development Preschool Department Pragmatic Development The Conversational Context Narratives Theory of Mind Summary Semantic Development Relational Terms Conclusion Semantic and Pragmatic Influence on Syntactic Development Semantics Pragmatics Language Development Differences and Delays Language Development Differences Language Development Delays Chapter Conclusion Chapter Discussion Chapter Main Points Chapter Reflections Chapter 9: Preschool Development of Language Form Semantic Syntactic Connection Syntactic and Morphologic Development Patterns in Preschool Language Development Bound Morphemes Determinants of Acquisition Order Phrase Development Sentence Development Phonemic and Phonological Development Speech-Sound Acquisition Phonological Processes Chapter Conclusion Chapter Discussion Chapter Main Points Chapter Reflections Chapter 10: Early School-Age Language Development The Early School-Age Child Pragmatic Development Narratives Conversational Abilities Summary Semantic Development Vocabulary Growth Conceptual Change Related Cognitive Processing Figurative Language Syntactic and Morphologic Development Morphologic Development Noun- and Verb- Phrase Development Sentence Types Summary Phonologic Development Morphophonemic Development Speech Production Summary Metalinguistic Abilities Language Difference Code Switching Development African American English Speakers and Society Chapter Conclusion Chapter Discussion Chapter Main Points Chapter Reflections Chapter 11: School-Age Literacy Development The Process of Reading Phonological Awareness Comprehension Reading Development Emerging Literacy Mature Literacy The Process of Writing Spelling Writing Development Emerging Literacy Mature Literacy Spelling Text Generation and Executive Function Chapter Conclusion Chapter Discussion Chapter Main Points Chapter Reflections Chapter 12: Adolescent and Adult Language Pragmatics Speaking Styles Conversational Abilities Gender Differences Semantics Syntax and Morphology Noun Phrases Conjuncts and Disjuncts Phonology Literacy Bilingualism Conclusion Chapter Conclusion Chapter Discussion Chapter Main Points Chapter Reflections Appendix A: American English Speech Sounds Appendix B: major Racial and Ethnic Dialects of American English Appendix C: Development Summary Appendix D: Computing MLU Appendix E: Background Grammar References Author Index Subject Index