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Cambridge Handbook of Child Language

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Edith L. Bavin, Virginia Valian, Eric Thiessen, Angela D. Friederici, Michael Tomasello, Sabine Stoll, Suzanne Curtin, Dan Hufnagle, Barbara Höhle, Susan Goldin-Meadow, Marilyn M. Vihman, Rory A. DePaolis, Tamar Keren-Portnoy, Katherine Demuth, Heike Behrens, Shanley Allen, Barbara C. Lust, Claire Foley, Cristina D. Dye, Kamil Ud Deen, Eve V. Clark, Stephen Crain, Jesse Snedeker, Judith Becker Bryant, Ruth A. Berman, Barbara Zurer Pearson, Diane Lillo-Martin, J. Bruce Tomblin, Laurence B. Leonard, Rhiannon J. Luyster, Catherine Lord, Fiona M. Richardson, Michael S. C. Thomas
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  • Date Published: March 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521883375

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  • The best survey of the subject available, The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language brings together the world's foremost researchers to provide a one-stop resource for the study of language acquisition and development. Grouped into five thematic sections, the handbook is organized by topic, making it easier for students and researchers to use when looking up specific in-depth information. It covers a wider range of subjects than any other handbook on the market, with chapters covering both theories and methods in child language research and tracing the development of language from prelinguistic infancy to teenager. Drawing on both established and more recent research, the Handbook surveys the crosslinguistic study of language acquisition; prelinguistic development; bilingualism; sign languages; specific language impairment, language and autism, Down syndrome and Williams syndrome. This book will be an essential reference for students and researchers working in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, speech pathology, education and anthropology.

    • The most comprehensive and representative survey of the subject available
    • Brings together the world's leading experts in the field of child language
    • Multidisciplinary - will appeal to readers in a wide range of subjects, including linguists, clinicians, developmental psychologists, cognitive scientists, speech pathologists and anthropologists
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    • Date Published: March 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521883375
    • length: 610 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.16kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 13 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: perspectives on child language Edith L. Bavin
    Part I. Theoretical and Methodological Approaches:
    2. Innateness and learnability Virginia Valian
    3. Statistical learning Eric Thiessen
    4. Neurocognition of language development Angela D. Friederici
    5. The usage-based theory of language acquisition Michael Tomasello
    6. Crosslinguistic approaches to language acquisition Sabine Stoll
    Part II. Early Developments:
    7. Speech perception Suzanne Curtin and Dan Hufnagle
    8. Crosslinguistic perspectives on segmentation and categorization in early language acquisition Barbara Höhle
    9. From gesture to word Susan Goldin-Meadow
    Part III. Phonology, Morphology and Syntax:
    10. A dynamic systems approach to babbling and words Marilyn M. Vihman, Rory A. DePaolis and Tamar Keren-Portnoy
    11. The prosody of syllables, words and morphemes Katherine Demuth
    12. Grammatical categories Heike Behrens
    13. Verb argument structure Shanley Allen
    14. The first language acquisition of complex sentences Barbara C. Lust, Claire Foley and Cristina D. Dye
    15. The morphosyntax interface Kamil Ud Deen
    Part IV. Semantics, Pragmatics and Discourse:
    16. Lexical meaning Eve V. Clark
    17. Sentence scope Stephen Crain
    18. Sentence processing Jesse Snedeker
    19. Pragmatic development Judith Becker Bryant
    20. Language development in narrative contexts Ruth A. Berman
    Part V. Varieties of Development:
    21. Children with two languages Barbara Zurer Pearson
    22. Sign language acquisition studies Diane Lillo-Martin
    23. Children with specific language impairment J. Bruce Tomblin
    24. Language symptoms and their possible sources in specific language impairment Laurence B. Leonard
    25. The language of children with autism Rhiannon J. Luyster and Catherine Lord
    26. Language development in genetic disorders Fiona M. Richardson and Michael S. C. Thomas.

  • Editor

    Edith L. Bavin, La Trobe University, Victoria
    Edith L. Bavin is Professor in the School of Psychological Science at La Trobe University, Australia.

    Contributors

    Edith L. Bavin, Virginia Valian, Eric Thiessen, Angela D. Friederici, Michael Tomasello, Sabine Stoll, Suzanne Curtin, Dan Hufnagle, Barbara Höhle, Susan Goldin-Meadow, Marilyn M. Vihman, Rory A. DePaolis, Tamar Keren-Portnoy, Katherine Demuth, Heike Behrens, Shanley Allen, Barbara C. Lust, Claire Foley, Cristina D. Dye, Kamil Ud Deen, Eve V. Clark, Stephen Crain, Jesse Snedeker, Judith Becker Bryant, Ruth A. Berman, Barbara Zurer Pearson, Diane Lillo-Martin, J. Bruce Tomblin, Laurence B. Leonard, Rhiannon J. Luyster, Catherine Lord, Fiona M. Richardson, Michael S. C. Thomas

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