Child Language

Child Language : A Reader

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This book of readings stresses key areas in the growing field of language development, mechanisms of language acquisition, comprehension, production, and the relationship between language, thought and action, among others. The editors have organized the book so that it both presents basic principles and reflects the current direction of research by leading investigators. Brief section introductions provide some historical context, describe the major theoretical and methodological issues, and draw connections between the articles included in each section. The book is intended for use as a text in upper level and graduate courses in language development, cognition, and developmental more

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  • Hardback | 408 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 34mm | 756g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figures, tables
  • 0195043324
  • 9780195043327

Table of contents

I. The beginnings of language: from vocalization to first words - Heinz Werner and Bernard Kaplan; John Dore, Margery B. Franklin, Robert T. Miller, and Andrya L. H. Ramer; Catherine E. Snow; Anat Ninio and Jerome Bruner; Katherine Nelson; Alison Gopnik and Andrew M. Meltzoff. II. Form and meaning in early language - Roger Brown; Lois Bloom, Margaret Lahey, Lois Hood, Karin Lifter, and Kathleen Fiess; Melissa Bowerman; Eve E. Clark; Stan A. Kuczaj; Ellen M. Markham and Jean E. Hutchinson; Lila R. Gleitman. III. Social and private speech - Lev Semenovitch Vygotsky; M. A. K. Halliday; Catherine Garvey and Robert Hogan; David Furrow; Jacqueline Sachs and Judith Devlin; Carole R. Beal and John H. Flavell. IV. Discourse: Conversation and narrative - John Dore; Jonathan Fine; Katherine Nelson and Janice M. Gruendel; Jean M. Mandler; Nancy L. Stein. V. Metaphor and metalinguistic processes - Ellen Winner, Anne K. Rosenstiel, and Howard Gardner; Richard M. Billow; Stella Vosniadou, Andrew Ortony, Ralph I. Reynolds, and Paul T. Wilson; Dianne Horgan; Tamar Rosenblum and Steven A. Pinker; Bonnie more