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How Children Learn Language

How Children Learn Language

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Part of Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics

  • Date Published: February 2005
  • availability: Replaced by 9780521531924
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521824941

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  • Demonstrating how children learn to produce and distinguish between sounds, and their acquisition of words and meanings, this book explains their incredible mastery of language. William O'Grady provides readers with an overview not only of the language acquisition process itself, but also of the ingenious experiments and techniques that researchers use to investigate this mysterious phenomenon.

    • Written in an accessible style and assumes no knowledge of linguistics, so accessible to the general reader and to parents with young children
    • Deals comprehensively with all the major phenomena involved in language development: sounds, words, meanings and structure
    • Draws on the latest research in the field, giving readers an appreciation not just of 'what' we know about language acquisition, but 'how' we know it
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    "The strength of this wonderful literary production lies in its simple and illustrative manner and how the author makes the research information reported here accessible to parents, students, and other people who are not in the field."
    Maria C. Gomis, Childhood Education

    "How Children Learn Language is a small but masterful introduction to research findings concerning language development. It is also an interesting read. Besides being well written, the book is adequately and relevantly illustrated and includes a bibliography of close to 300 works, most quite recent, but many of which are reports of important earlier research." PsycCritiques Lowell Brubaker

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    • Date Published: February 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521824941
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 206 x 135 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.379kg
    • contains: 36 b/w illus.
    • availability: Replaced by 9780521531924
  • Table of Contents

    1. Small talk
    2. The great word hunt
    3. What's the meaning of this?
    4. Words all in a row
    5. What sentences mean
    6. Talking the talk
    7. How do they do it?
    Appendix 1. Keeping a diary and making a tape of recordings
    Appendix 2. The sounds of English.

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  • Author

    William O'Grady, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    William O'Grady is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Hawaii.

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