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Born to Talk: An Introduction to Speech and Language Development with Audio CD

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780205342969

ISBN10:
0205342965
Format:
Hardcover w/CD
Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

In the third edition of Born to Talk: An Introduction to Speech and Language Development , development is traced through real time with attention to how the various components of language are integrated in a single child's journey to adult language. This book has been used by majors and nonmajors, by undergraduate and graduate students. This text provides a comprehensive view of speech and language development written in a reader-friendly manner. In addition to a real-time presentation of speech and language development, the book contains information on theories of language development, cognitive development, the anatomy and physiology of speech, language diversity, and communication disorders. It also includes revised sections on African American English, Hispanic English, cultural diversity in the public schools, adolescent and adult language, and a much expanded section on fluency disorders.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
A Connection of Brains
1(13)
Separate but Related Processes
2(3)
The Unique Characteristics of Human Speech
5(5)
Speech: The Tale of Two Brains
10(2)
Review Questions
12(1)
References and Suggested Readings
13(1)
Language Acquisition: A Theoretical Journey
14(38)
Choosing Sides
15(1)
The Behaviorist Interpretation
16(6)
The Nativist Interpretation
22(8)
The Generative Semantics Interpretation
30(2)
The Cognitive Interpretation
32(1)
The Information-Processing Interpretation
33(2)
The Pragmatics Revolution
35(1)
The Social Interactionist Interpretation
36(8)
And the Evolution Continues
44(2)
Review Questions
46(1)
References and Suggested Readings
47(5)
Cognitive Development: Building a Foundation for Language
52(51)
Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
54(30)
Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development: A Sociocultural Perspective
84(7)
The Perceptual Groundwork for Communication
91(6)
Review Questions
97(1)
References and Suggested Readings
98(5)
In the Beginning: Communication Development from Birth to Two Years
103(54)
From the Beginning, the Infant Communicates
104(17)
Beyond Infancy: The Emergency of Language
121(3)
Stage 1: From Words to Combinations of Words
124(17)
Comprehension and Production: A Critical and Evolving Relationship
141(3)
The Role of the Caregiver in the Acquisition of Early Language
144(2)
Stage 1: A Brief Look Back and a Glimpse Forward
146(1)
Review Questions
146(2)
References and Suggested Readings
148(9)
The Saga Continues: Language Development through the Preschool Years
157(58)
Stage 2: Elaborating Structure and Refining Meaning
158(15)
Stage 3: Producing Longer, More Adult-like Sentences
173(4)
Stage 4: Elaboration by Embedding
177(8)
Stage 5: Polishing the Act
185(13)
Understanding Language: Cognition, Comprehension, and Production
198(10)
Review Questions
208(1)
References and Suggested Readings
209(6)
Taking Language to School and into Adulthood
215(80)
Bringing My Stuff to School: Pencils, Crayons, and Language
216(2)
Language Development during the School Years: An Overview
218(1)
Semantics: Vocabulary and Cognition Still Growing Together
219(13)
Syntax and Morphology: Still Expanding and Acquiring
232(9)
Pragmatic Development: Conversational Skills Continue to Improve
241(16)
Metalinguistic Development during the School Years
257(4)
Reading and Writing: New Applications of Language
261(14)
Language in Adulthood: Changes and Challenges
275(6)
And the Beat Goes On ...
281(1)
Review Questions
281(2)
References and Suggested Readings
283(12)
The Building Blocks of Speech
295(27)
Describing Speech Sounds
296(6)
Co-Articulation: The Mix of Sounds in the Making of Speech
302(2)
The Landmarks of Phonological Development
304(5)
Theories of Phonological Development
309(9)
Review Questions
318(1)
References and Suggested Readings
319(3)
Language Diversity: Regional, Social/Cultural, and Gender Differences
322(39)
What Is a Dialect?
323(2)
What Is an Accent?
325(1)
Regional Dialects
325(5)
Social/Cultural Dialects
330(10)
Cultural Diversity in the Public Schools
340(8)
Gender Differences in Language
348(8)
Review Questions
356(1)
References and Suggested Readings
357(4)
Speech and Language Disorders
361(39)
Falling Short of Normal Communication
362(4)
Phonological Disorders
366(7)
Language Impairments
373(8)
Voice Disorders
381(3)
Fluency Disorders
384(9)
Final Thoughts
393(1)
Review Questions
393(1)
References and Suggested Readings
394(6)
APPENDIX The Anatomical and Physiological Bases of Speech, Language, and Hearing 400(33)
Speech as the Product of Borrowed Structures
401(1)
The Four Processes of Speech
402(2)
Respiration
404(5)
Phonation
409(6)
Resonation
415(1)
Articulation
416(1)
The Four Processes in Review
417(1)
The Brain: The Computer Center for Speech and Language
418(6)
The Ear: An Energy Transformer
424(5)
The Complete Speech and Language Machine
429(1)
Review Questions
429(1)
References and Suggested Readings
429(4)
Name Index 433(7)
Subject Index 440


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