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Language Acquisition

Language Acquisition
Studies in First Language Development

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Maya Hickmann, Robin N. Campbell, Helen Goodluck, Catherine E. Snow, Martin Atkinson, Gordon Wells, Rachel E. Stark, David Crystal, Paula Menyuk, Lise Menn, Ronnie Silber, David Ingram, John L. Locke, Marlys A. Macken, Patrick Griffiths, Ann M. Peters, Bruce L. Derwing, William J. Baker, Shulamuth Chiat, Richard M. Weist, Ursula Stephany, Roger Wales, Ruth A. Berman, Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Philip T. Smith, Katherine Perera
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  • Date Published: May 1986
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521277808

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  • The aim of the first edition of Language Acquisition was to provide as comprehensive a description and explanation as possible of the changes in the child's language as he or she grows older. In this second edition Paul Fletcher and Michael Garman have the same fundamental aim. Six years later the field has not changed dramatically, but there have been fruitful theoretical developments - the learnability hypothesis, in particular, has been influentially expounded - and empirical work seeking evidence of specific language capacities in children has made notable advances. Equally significant are shifts in emphasis: the growing interest in cross-linguistic studies, for example, or accounts of language development of reading and writing. All these changes are reflected in the second edition. About half the chapters are entirely new, having been specially commissioned for this edition. The remainder of the book consists of substantially revised versions of chapters from the first edition. Like its predecessor, this collection is the work of distinguished specialists from many countries and will provide an invaluable resource for students and professionals alike who have an interest in the field of child language acquisition.

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    • Date Published: May 1986
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521277808
    • length: 628 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.91kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Contexts and Determinants:
    1. Psychosocial aspects of language acquisition Maya Hickmann
    2. Language acquisition and cognition Robin N. Campbell
    3. Language acquisition and linguistic theory Helen Goodluck
    4. Conversations with children Catherine E. Snow
    5. Learnability Martin Atkinson
    6. Variation in child language Gordon Wells
    Part II. The Development of Linguistic Systems: Phonology:
    7. Prespeech segmental feature development Rachel E. Stark
    8. Prosodic development David Crystal
    9. Early strategies for the perception and production of words and sounds Paula Menyuk, Lise Menn and Ronnie Silber
    10. Phonological development: production David Ingram
    11. Speech perception and the emergent lexicon: an ethological approach John L. Locke
    12. Phonological development: a crosslinguistic perspective Marlys A. Macken
    Part III. The Development of Linguistic Systems: Grammar:
    13. Early vocabulary Patrick Griffiths
    14. Early syntax Ann M. Peters
    15. Assessing morphological development Bruce L. Derwing and William J. Baker
    16. Personal pronouns Shulamuth Chiat
    17. Tense and aspect Richard M. Weist
    18. Modality Ursula Stephany
    19. Deixis Roger Wales
    20. A crosslinguistic perspective: morphology and syntax Ruth A. Berman
    Part IV. Later Language Development:
    21. Some fundamental aspects of language development after age 5 Annette Karmiloff-Smith
    22. The development of reading: the acquisition of a cognitive skill Philip T. Smith
    23. Language acquisition and writing Katherine Perera
    Notes to chapters
    Bibliography and citation index
    General index.

  • Editors

    Paul Fletcher

    Michael Garman

    Contributors

    Maya Hickmann, Robin N. Campbell, Helen Goodluck, Catherine E. Snow, Martin Atkinson, Gordon Wells, Rachel E. Stark, David Crystal, Paula Menyuk, Lise Menn, Ronnie Silber, David Ingram, John L. Locke, Marlys A. Macken, Patrick Griffiths, Ann M. Peters, Bruce L. Derwing, William J. Baker, Shulamuth Chiat, Richard M. Weist, Ursula Stephany, Roger Wales, Ruth A. Berman, Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Philip T. Smith, Katherine Perera

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