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First Language Acquisition

Authors

Eve V. Clark, Stanford University, California

Description

How do young children learn language? When does this process start? What does language acquisition involve? Children are exposed to language from birth, surrounded by knowledgeable speakers who offer feedback and provide extensive practice every day. Through conversation and joint activities, children master the language being used around them. This fully revised third edition of Eve V. Clark's bestselling textbook offers comprehensive coverage of language acquisition, from a baby's first sounds to a child's increasing skill in negotiating, explaining and…

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Key features

  • Offers a breadth of content, covering several course topics, and a friendly writing style, appealing to students and instructors
  • The author has an international reputation as leading expert on the subject
  • Includes numerous examples from the author's personal diary observations and experimental studies
  • Draws on languages other than English to provide a comparative perspective on the process of language acquisition

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