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The Development of Language

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780205394142

ISBN10:
0205394140
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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The sixth edition of The Development of Language, written and contributed by leading researchers, covers language acquisition and development from infancy through adulthood. This authoritative text is ideal for courses that take a developmental approach to language acquisition across the life span. Highlights of the Sixth Edition: Expanded chapter on atypical language development (Chapter 9) contains new information about cochlear implants, current research on the autism spectrum disorders, new therapeutic approaches to atypical language, and recent claims regarding the etiology of atypicality. Includes contemporary topics, such as adopted foreign children's language acquisition and genetic basis for language, that encourage topical discussions. Updated with new material on the brain and advances in the treatment of language disorders ensuring student awareness of current discoveries. New information on using computers and the Internet in research on language development. Expanded information on the use of the Child Language Data Exchange System, which is now Web-based. Communication Disorders Supersite Students now have access to all of this site's quizzes, links, and resources to help them prepare for their tests, papers, and exams. For more information visit www.ablongman.com/commdisorders . Don't Miss This Special Value Pack Option: Research Navigatortrade; for the Helping Professions Research Navigatortrade; can be your best friend when you're facing a large research project. Especially helpful with the toughest challenge-getting started-Research Navigatortrade; offers a comprehensive, step-by-step walk-through of the research process, along with access to some of the most respected source databases available. Access to Research Navigatortrade;-a $15 value-is FREE when packaged with any new Social Work textbook! If your text did not come packaged with Research Navigatortrade;, look for it in your bookstore or visit http://www.researchnavigator.com today to purchase immediate access. Contact your local Allyn & Bacon representative and request special packaging codes to take advantage of these great offers.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
The Development of Language: An Overview and a Preview
1(38)
Jean Berko Gleason
An Overview of the Course of Language Development
2(7)
The Biological Bases of Language
9(10)
The Structure of Language: Learning the System
19(6)
The Study of Language Development
25(14)
Communication Development in Infancy
39(23)
Jacqueline Sachs
The Expression of Communicative Intent before Speech
42(5)
The Social Context of the Preverbal Infant
47(15)
Phonological Development: Learning Sounds and Sound Patterns
62(50)
Lise Menn
Carol Stoel-Gammon
English Speech Sounds and Sounds Patterns
62(9)
Infant Speech Perception
71(2)
Production: The Prelinguistic Period
73(4)
The Beginning of Phonological Development: Protowords
77(1)
Cognitive Approaches to the Acquisition of Phonology
77(3)
Learning to Pronounce
80(14)
The Acquisition of English Morphophonology
94(3)
Parental Role in Phonological Development
97(15)
Semantic Development: Learning the Meanings of Words
112(36)
Barbara Alexander Pan
The Relations between Words and Their Referents
113(3)
Theoretical Perspectives on Semantic Development
116(4)
Early Words
120(6)
How Adult Speech Influences Children's Semantic Development
126(4)
Later Semantic Development
130(2)
Metalinguistic Development
132(16)
Putting Words Together: Morphology and Syntax in the Preschool Years
148(43)
Helen Tager-Flusberg
The Nature of Syntactic Rules
149(4)
Studying Syntactic Development
153(2)
Measuring Syntactic Growth
155(3)
Two-Word Utterances
158(7)
Developing Grammatical Morphemes
165(5)
Different Sentence Modalities
170(4)
Later Developments in Preschoolers
174(5)
Beyond the Preschool Years
179(12)
Language in Social Contexts: Communicative Competence in the Preschool Years
191(39)
Judith Becker Bryant
Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Communicative Competence
193(2)
Language in Social Contexts
195(11)
The Difficulty of Acquiring Communicative Competence
206(1)
Influences on the Acquisition of Communicative Competence
207(8)
The Significance of Communicative Competence
215(15)
Theoretical Approaches to Language Acquisition
230(62)
John N. Bohannon III
John D. Bonvillian
Distinguishing Features of Theoretical Approaches
231(3)
Behavioral Approaches
234(4)
Evaluation of the Behavioral Approaches
238(3)
Linguistic Approaches
241(5)
Evaluation of the Linguistic Approach
246(5)
Interactionist Approaches
251(41)
Individual Differences: Implications for the Study of Language Acquisition
292(32)
Beverly A. Goldfield
Catherine E. Snow
The History of Individual Differences in Child Language Research
294(1)
Individual Differences in Early Words
295(4)
Segmenting the Speech Stream
299(2)
Individual Differences in Early Sentences
301(1)
Stability of Individual Differences
302(3)
Sources of Variation
305(6)
Context: The Interaction of Child, Caregiver, and Language
311(1)
Implications of Individual Differences for a Theory of Language Acquisition
312(12)
Atypical Language Development
324(72)
Nan Bernstein Ratner
Communicative Development and Severe Hearing Impairment
325(11)
Mental Retardation and Communicative Development
336(6)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)/Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
342(10)
Specific Language Impairment
352(44)
Language and Literacy in the School Years
396(48)
Richard Ely
Interactions with Peers and the Media
397(11)
Metalinguistic Development in the School Years
408(3)
Literacy Experiences at Home
411(3)
Reading
414(7)
Writing
421(4)
Bilingualism
425(19)
Developments in the Adult Years
444(32)
Loraine K. Obler
The Language of Peer and Social Groups
445(2)
Language at Work
447(2)
Second Language Acquisition in Adulthood
449(1)
Acquisition of Adult Registers
449(1)
Language Developments with Advanced Age
450(8)
Adult Language and Brain Damage
458(18)
Glossary 476(21)
Author Index 497(11)
Subject Index 508


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