9780769302652

Introduction to Language Development

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  • ISBN13:

    9780769302652

  • ISBN10:

    0769302653

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-03-09
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

Introduction to Language Development, 2nd Edition, provides the essential terms, concepts, theories, and observations that define our understanding of language development. This text integrates the foundational elements of language development including biological maturation, cognitive development, linguistic patterns, behavioral principles, and social interaction in a readable, engaging way. Clear, concise, and reader-friendly, this text provides an excellent introduction to language development throughout the lifespan.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xvii
The Dimensions of Human Communication
1(42)
Major Dimensions of Human Communication
2(22)
The Linguistic Aspects of Language
24(14)
Chapter Summary
38(1)
Review Questions
39(1)
Practice Questions
39(2)
Suggested Readings
41(2)
The Structural Bases of Human Communication
43(36)
Neurological Bases of Human Communication
44(10)
Anatomical Structures for Speech
54(5)
Anatomy and Physiology of Hearing
59(3)
Structural Foundations for Communication
62(13)
Chapter Summary
75(1)
Review Questions
76(1)
Practice Questions
76(2)
Suggested Readings
78(1)
The Interactive Bases of Human Communication
79(44)
Social Principles of Learning
81(11)
Cognitive Principles of Learning
92(14)
Behavioral Principles of Learning
106(11)
Chapter Summary
117(1)
Review Questions
118(1)
Practice Questions
119(2)
Suggested Readings
121(2)
Models of Language Development
123(50)
Central Questions and Issues
124(3)
Models of Language and Language Learning
127(41)
Chapter Summary
168(1)
Review Questions
168(1)
Practice Questions
169(3)
Suggested Readings
172(1)
The Beginnings---Infant Communication
173(44)
Development in Related Domains
175(3)
The Prelinguistic Foundations for Language
178(11)
Infant and Caregiver Communication
189(24)
Chapter Summary
213(1)
Review Questions
213(1)
Practice Questions
214(2)
Suggested Readings
216(1)
Early Language Development---Toddlers
217(48)
Development in Related Domains
218(3)
Development in Pragmatics
221(8)
The First Words
229(14)
Combining Words, Meanings, and Functions
243(8)
Tools for Language Development
251(8)
Chapter Summary
259(1)
Review Questions
260(1)
Practice Questions
261(2)
Suggested Readings
263(2)
Pragmatic and Semantic Development in Preschoolers
265(38)
Development in Related Domains
266(3)
Pragmatic Development
269(18)
Semantic Development
287(11)
Chapter Summary
298(1)
Review Questions
299(1)
Practice Questions
299(2)
Suggested Readings
301(2)
Developing Grammar in Preschoolers
303(46)
Development in Related Domains
304(1)
Grammatical Development
305(32)
Comprehension of Grammar
337(5)
Language Taught and Language Learned
342(2)
Chapter Summary
344(1)
Review Questions
345(1)
Practice Questions
346(2)
Suggested Readings
348(1)
Language and Literacy during the School Years and Beyond
349(50)
Development in Related Domains
351(2)
Grammar: The Final Pieces of the Puzzle
353(6)
Semantics: Growth and Changes
359(7)
Metalinguistics---Rising above Language
366(7)
Pragmatics: Conversations, Anecdotes, and Classrooms
373(6)
Language for Literacy
379(11)
Language Changes across the Life Span
390(5)
Chapter Summary
395(1)
Review Questions
395(1)
Practice Questions
396(2)
Suggested Readings
398(1)
Language Differences: Diversity and Disorders
399(24)
Language Diversity
401(14)
Language Disorders
415(4)
Chapter Summary
419(1)
Review Questions
419(1)
Practice Questions
420(2)
Suggested Readings
422(1)
Answer Key and Analysis 423(14)
Appendix A Major Communication Milestones 437(6)
Appendix B Language and Literacy Expectations by School Grade 443(32)
Glossary 475(16)
References 491(10)
Index 501

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