Language Development: An Introduction, 10th edition

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  • Robert E. Owens College of St. Rose

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ISBN-13: 9780136616092
Language Development: An Introduction
Published 2021

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Language Development 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 you 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.

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
Author Index
Subject Index

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