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Language Development: An Introduction, 10th edition

  • Robert E. Owens

Published by Pearson (April 25th 2019) - Copyright © 2020

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A best-selling, comprehensive, easy-to-understand introduction to language development
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.

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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

 

Glossary

References

Author Index

Subject Index

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