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.Read more
- 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 EducationSee more reviews
"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: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521531924
- length: 246 pages
- dimensions: 197 x 130 x 16 mm
- weight: 0.29kg
- contains: 36 b/w illus.
- availability: In stock
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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