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How Children Learn Language (Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics)

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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.

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This engaging and accessible book explains the incredible mastery of language by young children.

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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.

About the Author

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521531924
Editor:
Aitchison, Jean
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
O'Grady, William D.
Author:
O'Grady, William
Author:
Aitchison, Jean
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Language acquisition
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
36 b/w illus.
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
7.76x5.10x.64 in. .64 lbs.

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