(0) items

Understanding Child Language Acquisition

by ;


Nonspecific Binding
Pub. Date:

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 10/10/2013.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.


Understanding Child Language Acquisition is an accessible introduction to the latest cutting-edge theories and facts about how children learn language. Using a cross-linguistic approach, Understanding Child Language Acquisition focuses not only on what children learn by when, but how why and how they learn. Taking you step-by-step through this fascinating topic, the book opens with an introduction to langauge acquisition that will lay the groundwork for you to understand all of the chapters that follow. The author explores questions such as 'What are languages?', followed by discussion of the sounds of languages, how we learn words, the morphology and syntax of language and how we learn to communicate. Multilingualism is the focus of one chapter, giving due importance to this overlooked aspect of language acquisition. The book concludes with a look at individual differences and discussion of the search for language universals. Key features include: -summaries at the ends of chapters to reinforce learning -exercises for you to test your comprehension -further reading suggestions to broaden your understanding of the subject -a glossary terms to help you understand complex linguistic terminology. Supported by a wealth of online resources that are free for students and lecturers to access, Understanding Child Language Acquisition provides you with the most accessible introduction to the subject today.

Please wait while the item is added to your cart...