Language and Learning

Language and Learning : The Home and School Years

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For ESL and Elementary Language Development courses.

Once again, this comprehensive, easy-to-read text explores the way in which children learn language, the way language is taught to children, and how these two roads to language sometimes diverge-always giving equal treatment to first and second language learning. Piper tracks language acquisition, from birth through the school years, presenting numerous cases studies of children's experiences as a means of illustrating stages of language development and the sequence of skills attainment. In addition, she thoroughly covers bilingualism, paying particular attention to the differences between second language learning at home and in a school setting.
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  • Paperback | 383 pages
  • 188.5 x 234.2 x 18.8mm | 630.5g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130607940
  • 9780130607942

Table of contents

1. Language Is Uniquely Human.

2. The Study and Structure of Language.

3. Learning the First Language.

4. Stories of First Language Learners.

5. Learning Two or More Languages.

6. Stories of Second Language Learners.

7. The Miracle Makers: Michael and Kenny.

8. Learning to Use Language.

9. Language and Cognitive Growth.

10. Schooling and Language Growth.

11. Intercultural Communication.

12. Language and Learning: Eliminating the Cultural Discontinuity.



Subject Index.

Author Index.
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