9780135206485

Language Development An Introduction

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    9780135206485

  • ISBN10:

    0135206480

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-04-19
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Language Development: An Introduction offers a cohesive, easy-to-understand overview of all aspects of language development, including syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology, and pragmatics. Each idea and concept is explained in a way that is clear to even beginning students and then reinforced with outstanding pedagogical aids such as discussion questions, chapter objectives, reflections, and main point boxed features. Filled with real-world examples, the book looks at how children learn to communicate in general, and in English specifically, while emphasizing individual patterns of communication development.

The 10th Edition keeps readers up to date on major topics in the field and the challenges that teachers face in today's diverse classrooms. It provides more child language examples; improves readability with more thorough explanations and clarifications; includes updated research with the addition of several hundred new references; streamlines the discussion of reading comprehension; includes practical learning theories; and more.

Author Biography

Robert E. Owens, Jr., Ph.D. (“Dr. Bob”), is a New York State Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Communication Disorders and Sciences at the College of St. Rose where he teaches courses in language development and language disorders. In 2016 he received the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He is the author of: Language Development, An Introduction (8 editions); Language Disorders, A Functional Approach (6 editions); Program for the Acquisition of Language with the Severely Impaired (PALS); Help Your Baby Talk, Introducing the New Shared Communication Method; and Queer Kids, The Challenge & Promise for Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Youth.

His Language Development text is the most widely used in the world and has been translated into Spanish, Korean, and Arabic. He has also co-authored Introduction to Communication Disorders, A Life Span Perspective (5 editions), written a score of book chapters and professional articles, and authored two as-yet unpublished novels which are sure to win a posthumous Pulitzer prize. Dr. Owens is co-author with Stacey Pavelko, Ph.D. of SUGAR, an easy, free, valid language sampling tool. In love with the sound of his own voice, Dr. Bob has presented over 225 professional papers and workshops around the globe. His professional interests are language disorders in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are also some of his best friends. And he’s a gran’pa!

Table of Contents

1. The Territory

2. Describing Language

3. Neurological Bases of Speech and Language

4. Cognitive, Perceptual and Motor Bases of Early Language and Speech

5. The Social and Communicative Bases of Early Language and Speech

6. Language-Learning and Teaching Processes and Young Children

7. First Words and Word Combinations in Toddler Talk

8. Preschool Pragmatic and Semantic Development

9. Preschool Development of Language Form

10. Early School-Age Language Development

11. School-Age Literacy Development

12. Adolescent and Adult Language

Appendix A: American English Speech Sounds

Appendix B: Major Racial and Ethnic Dialects of American English

Appendix C: Development Summary

Appendix D: Computing MLU

Appendix E: Background Grammar

 

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References

Author Index

Subject Index

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