Born to Talk : An Introduction to Speech and Language Development

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1996-10-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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The primary focus of this book is language. Chapters one through six are devoted to language development. Whereas other books divide language development according to the various components of language, ours is a real time presentation of development, divided by stages.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
A Connection of Brainsp. 1
Separate but Related Processesp. 3
The Unique Characteristics of Human Speechp. 6
Speech: The Tale of Two Brainsp. 11
Review Questionsp. 14
References and Suggested Readingsp. 14
Language Acquisition: A Theoretical Journeyp. 16
Choosing Sidesp. 17
The Behaviorist Interpretationp. 18
The Nativist Interpretationp. 24
The Generative Semantics Interpretationp. 32
The Cognitive Interpretationp. 35
The Information Processing Interpretationp. 35
The Pragmatics Revolutionp. 37
The Social Interactionist Interpretationp. 38
And the Evolution Continuesp. 47
Review Questionsp. 48
References and Suggested Readingsp. 49
Cognitive Development: Building a Foundation for Languagep. 55
Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Developmentp. 57
Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development: A Sociocultural Perspectivep. 90
The Perceptual Groundwork for Communicationp. 96
Review Questionsp. 102
References and Suggested Readingsp. 103
In the Beginning: Communication Development from Birth to Two Yearsp. 109
From the Beginning, the Infant Communicatesp. 110
Beyond Infancy: The Emergence of Languagep. 127
State 1: From Words to Combinations of Wordsp. 130
Comprehension and Production: A Critical and Evolving Relationshipp. 148
The Role of the Caregiver in the Acquisition of Early Languagep. 151
A Brief Look Back and a Glimpse Forwardp. 153
Review Questionsp. 153
References and Suggested Readingsp. 155
The Saga Continues: Language Development through the Preschool Yearsp. 165
Elaborating Structure and Refining Meaningp. 166
Producing Longer, More Adultlike Sentencesp. 181
Elaboration by Embeddingp. 185
Polishing the Actp. 195
Understanding Language: Cognition, Comprehension, and Productionp. 208
Review Questionsp. 218
References and Suggested Readingsp. 219
Taking Language to School and into Adulthoodp. 226
Bringing My Stuff to School: Pencils, Crayons, and Languagep. 227
Language Development during the School Years: An Overviewp. 229
Semantics: Vocabulary and Cognition Still Growing Togetherp. 230
Syntax and Morphology: Still Expanding and Acquiringp. 244
Pragmatic Development: Conversational Skills Continue to Improvep. 253
Metalinguistic Development during the School Yearsp. 269
Reading and Writing: New Applications of Languagep. 273
Language in Adulthood: Changes and Challengesp. 287
And the Beat Goes On...p. 293
Review Questionsp. 293
References and Suggested Readingsp. 295
The Building Blocks of Speechp. 307
Describing Speech Soundsp. 308
Co-Articulation: The Mix of Sounds in the Making of Speechp. 314
The Landmarks of Phonological Developmentp. 316
Theories of Phonological Developmentp. 321
Review Questionsp. 330
References and Suggested Readingsp. 331
Language Diversity: Regional, Social/Cultural, and Gender Differencesp. 334
What Is a Dialect?p. 335
What Is an Accent?p. 337
Regional Dialectsp. 337
Social/Cultural Dialectsp. 342
Cultural Diversity in the Public Schoolsp. 354
Gender Differences in Languagep. 362
Review Questionsp. 370
References and Suggested Readingsp. 371
One Tongue-Two or More Languagesp. 376
The Changing Face of Americap. 378
What Does It Mean to Be Bilingual?p. 379
Bilingual Development-Different Views, Different Terminologyp. 380
Cognition and Language Development in Bilingualismp. 383
Learning a Second Language-The Optimal Agep. 385
A Closer Look at Simultaneous Bilingualismp. 388
A Closer Look at Successive or Sequential Bilingualismp. 391
Stages of Language Development in Bilingual Childrenp. 393
Bilingualism-Good, Bad, or Inevitable?p. 398
Review Questionsp. 398
References and Suggested Readingsp. 399
Speech and Language Disordersp. 404
Falling Short of Normal Communicationp. 405
Phonological Disordersp. 408
Language Impairmentsp. 410
Voice Disordersp. 418
Fluency Disordersp. 419
Final Thoughtsp. 424
Review Questionsp. 424
References and Suggested Readingsp. 425
The Anatomical and Physiological Bases of Speech, Language, and Hearingp. 431
Speech as the Product of Borrowed Structuresp. 432
The Four Processes of Speechp. 433
Respirationp. 435
Phonationp. 440
Resonationp. 446
Articulationp. 448
The Four Processes in Reviewp. 449
The Brain: The Computer Center for Speech and Languagep. 450
The Ear: An Energy Transformerp. 455
The Complete Speech and Language Machinep. 460
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