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Language Development: Introduction (8TH 12 Edition)

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As the most widely used text for introductory language development courses across the country, this comprehensive text allows students to understand every aspect of the discipline from a developmental perspective. Structured practically and chronologically, this text presents information in a highly readable manner for students. From language variations among children, new advances in linguistics and neurology, to the importance of literacy, the revised edition of Language Development: An Introduction includes expanded information regarding language development theories, bilingual and dialectical issues, and a unique emphasis on the constructionist perspective.

 

The eighth edition of this textalso includes a companion website that gives students a wealth of new tools for learning. The companion website includes interactive activities, sample test questions, links to helpful online resources, and extensive audio language samples of child language. The companion website can be found at:

http://www.pearsonhighered.com/owens8e/.

 

 

New to this edition:

 

  • Chapter 2 “Describing Language” is completely revised, presenting a more contemporary theoretical perspective.
  • An updated companion website provides students with an online learning aid that reinforces the concepts covered in the text, links to helpful resources, and offers sample test questions.
  • Extensive pedagogical aids including chapter objectives, conclusions, discussion questions, and main point features help students learn concepts, retain information, and think critically about what they have read.
  • Bilingual and dialectal development is now discussed throughout the text rather than in a separate stand-alone chapter to emphasize the pertinence of bilingualism in the United States.
  • Important background information has been added to Appendices to help condense the chapters, increase readability, and highlight important information.
  • Research has been updated throughout the text so that the text reflects the most current research in the field

Synopsis:

This leading and  comprehensive text on language development is rich in information, research, examples, and activities.

 

A thorough and readable introductory text on language development, this book covers all aspects of the complex subject — including syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology, and pragmatics — while explaining each idea and concept in a way that is easily understandable by even beginning students of the field. Rich in pedagogical aids like discussion questions, chapter objectives, reflections, and main point boxed features, the eighth edition of Language Development also emphasizes culturally and linguistically diverse children and bilingual and dialectical developmental information — a discussion that accurately reflects the diversity of life and language in the United States.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: The Territory

            This Text and You

            Speech Language and Communication

                        Speech

                        Language

                        Communication

            Properties of Language

                        Language as a Social Tool

                        Language is a Rule Governed System

                        Language is Generative

                        Other Properties

            Components of Language

                        Syntax

                        Morphology

                        Phonology

                        Semantics

                        Pragmatics

                        Relationship of Language Components

            Chapter Conclusion

            Chapter Discussion

            Chapter Main Points

            Chapter Reflections

 

Chapter 2: Describing Language

            Linguistic Theory

                        Nature vs. Nurture

            Language Research and Analysis

            Issues in the Study of Child Language

                        Method of Data Collection

                        Sample Size and Variability

                        Naturalness and Representativeness of the Data

                        Collection Procedures

                        Analysis Procedures

            Cross-Language Studies

            Chapter Conclusion

            Chapter Discussion

            Chapter Main Points

            Chapter Reflections

 

Chapter 3: Neurological Bases of Speech and Language

            Central Nervous System

                        Hemispheric Asymmetry

                        Brain Maturation

                        Language Comprehension

            Language Processing

                        Language Production

                        Models of Linguistic Processing

                        A Limited System and Executive Function

            Theory of Mind

            Chapter Conclusion

            Chapter Discussion

            Chapter Main Points

            Chapter Reflections

 

Chapter 4: Cognitive, Perceptual, and Motor Bases of Early Language and Speech

            Neurological Development

            Early Cognitive Development

                        Sensation

                        Perception

                        Motor Control

                        Cognition

                        Cognition and Language Development

                        Learning

                        Role of the Caregiver

            Chapter Conclusion

            Chapter Discussion

            Chapter Main Points

            Chapter Reflections

 

Chapter 5: The Social and Communicative Bases of Early Language and Speech

            Development of Communication: A Chronology

                        The Newborn

                        Socialization and Early Communication: Age Birth to 6 Months

                        Development of Intentionality: Age 7 to 12 Months

            Maternal Communication Behaviors

                        Infant-Elicited Social Behavior

                        Cultural, Socioeconomic, and Gender Differences

            Interactions Between Infants and Caregiver

                        Joint Reference

                        Joint Action

                        Turn-Taking

                        Situational Variations

            Chapter Conclusion

            Chapter Discussion

            Chapter Main Points

            Chapter Reflections

 

Chapter 6: Language-Learning and Teaching Processes and Young Children

            Comprehension, Production, and Cognitive Growth

                        Cognition and Language

                        Less is More

            Child Learning Strategies

                        Toddler Language-Learning Services

                        Preschool Language-Learning Services

                        Children’s Processes of Language Acquisition

            Adult Conversational Teaching Techniques

                        Adult Speech to Toddlers

                        Adult Conversations with Preschoolers

            Importance of Play

            Variation on a Theme

                        Individual Child Differences

                        Cultural and Social Differences

            Chapter Conclusion

            Chapter Discussion

            Chapter Main Points

            Chapter Reflections

 

Chapter 7: A First Word and Word Combinations in Toddler Talk

            Single Word Utterances

                        Pragmatics

                        Initial Lexicons

                        Meaning of Single-Word Utterances

            Early Multiword Combinations

                        Transition: Early Word Combinations

                        Multiword Utterances

            Phonological Learning

                        Articulatory Maps

                        Single-Word Utterance Patterns

                        Phonological Processes

                        Learning Units and Extension

            Individual Differences

                        Bilingualism

            Chapter Conclusion

            Chapter Discussion

            Chapter Main Points

            Chapter Reflections

 

Chapter 8: Preschool Pragmatic and Semantic Development

            Preschool Department

            Pragmatic Development

                        The Conversational Context

                        Narratives

                        Theory of Mind

                        Summary

            Semantic Development

                        Relational Terms

            Conclusion

            Semantic and Pragmatic Influence on Syntactic Development

                        Semantics

                        Pragmatics

            Language Development Differences and Delays

                        Language Development Differences

                        Language Development Delays

            Chapter Conclusion

            Chapter Discussion

            Chapter Main Points

            Chapter Reflections

 

Chapter 9: Preschool Development of Language Form

            Semantic Syntactic Connection

            Syntactic and Morphologic Development

            Patterns in Preschool Language Development

Bound Morphemes

Determinants of Acquisition Order

Phrase Development

Sentence Development

Phonemic and Phonological Development

            Speech-Sound Acquisition

            Phonological Processes

Chapter Conclusion

            Chapter Discussion

            Chapter Main Points

            Chapter Reflections

 

Chapter 10: Early School-Age Language Development

            The Early School-Age Child

            Pragmatic Development

                        Narratives

                        Conversational Abilities

                        Summary

            Semantic Development

                        Vocabulary Growth

                        Conceptual Change

                        Related Cognitive Processing

                        Figurative Language

            Syntactic and Morphologic Development

                        Morphologic Development

                        Noun- and Verb- Phrase Development

                        Sentence Types

                        Summary

            Phonologic Development

                        Morphophonemic Development

                        Speech Production

                        Summary

            Metalinguistic Abilities

            Language Difference

Code Switching Development

African American English Speakers and Society

Chapter Conclusion

            Chapter Discussion

            Chapter Main Points

            Chapter Reflections

 

Chapter 11: School-Age Literacy Development

            The Process of Reading

                        Phonological Awareness

                        Comprehension

            Reading Development

                        Emerging Literacy

                        Mature Literacy

            The Process of Writing

                        Spelling

            Writing Development

                        Emerging Literacy

                        Mature Literacy

                        Spelling

                        Text Generation and Executive Function

Chapter Conclusion

            Chapter Discussion

            Chapter Main Points

            Chapter Reflections

 

Chapter 12: Adolescent and Adult Language

            Pragmatics

                        Speaking Styles

                        Conversational Abilities

                        Gender Differences

            Semantics

            Syntax and Morphology           

                        Noun Phrases

                        Conjuncts and Disjuncts

            Phonology

            Literacy

            Bilingualism

            Conclusion

Chapter Conclusion

            Chapter Discussion

            Chapter Main Points

            Chapter Reflections

 

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

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

                       

Product Details

ISBN:
9780132582520
Author:
Owens, Robert E.
Publisher:
Pearson
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110225
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.7 in 771 gr

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This leading and  comprehensive text on language development is rich in information, research, examples, and activities.

 

A thorough and readable introductory text on language development, this book covers all aspects of the complex subject — including syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology, and pragmatics — while explaining each idea and concept in a way that is easily understandable by even beginning students of the field. Rich in pedagogical aids like discussion questions, chapter objectives, reflections, and main point boxed features, the eighth edition of Language Development also emphasizes culturally and linguistically diverse children and bilingual and dialectical developmental information — a discussion that accurately reflects the diversity of life and language in the United States.

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