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Child Language: Acquisition and Growth (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)

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Exploring language development from birth, this accessible textbook introduces the field of child language acquisition, establishing key theoretical debates. It considers what characteristics of the human mind make it possible to acquire language and to what extent acquisition is biologically programmed and influenced by our environment. It inquires as to what makes second language learning (in adulthood) different from first language acquisition; and whether the specific stages in language development are universal across languages. It will be a key text for courses in linguistics, developmental psychology and cognitive science.

Synopsis:

The remarkable way in which young children acquire their first language has long fascinated linguists and developmental psychologists alike. Language is a skill that we have essentially mastered by the age of three, and with incredible ease and speed, despite the complexity of the task. This accessible textbook introduces the field of child language acquisition, exploring language development from birth. Clear and comprehensive, it is set to become a key text for all courses in child language acquisition, within linguistics, developmental psychology and cognitive science.

Synopsis:

The remarkable way in which young children acquire their first language has long fascinated linguists and developmental psychologists alike. Language is a skill that we have essentially mastered by the age of three, and with incredible ease and speed, despite the complexity of the task. This accessible textbook introduces the field of child language acquisition, exploring language development from birth. Clear and comprehensive, it is set to become a key text for all courses in child language acquisition, within linguistics, developmental psychology and cognitive science.

Synopsis:

An accessible introduction to child language acquisition, exploring language development from birth.

About the Author

Barbara Lust is Professor in the Department of Human Development, Cornell University.

Table of Contents

1. The growth of language; 2. What is acquired?; 3. What is the problem of language acquisition?; 4. How we can construct a theory of language acquisition; 5. Brain and language development; 6. The nature of nurture; 7. How can we tell what children know?: methods for the study of language acquisition; 8. The acquisition of phonology; 9. The acquisition of syntax; 10. The acquisition of semantics; 11. On the nature of language growth; 12. Conclusions: towards an integrated theory of language acquisition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521449229
Editor:
Anderson, S. R.
Editor:
Bresnan, J.
Editor:
Anderson, S. R.
Editor:
Bresnan, J.
Author:
Lust, Barbara
Author:
Lust, Barbara C.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Child Development
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Language acquisition
Subject:
Children -- Language.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
29 tables
Pages:
410
Dimensions:
9.74x6.88x.94 in. 1.82 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The remarkable way in which young children acquire their first language has long fascinated linguists and developmental psychologists alike. Language is a skill that we have essentially mastered by the age of three, and with incredible ease and speed, despite the complexity of the task. This accessible textbook introduces the field of child language acquisition, exploring language development from birth. Clear and comprehensive, it is set to become a key text for all courses in child language acquisition, within linguistics, developmental psychology and cognitive science.
"Synopsis" by , The remarkable way in which young children acquire their first language has long fascinated linguists and developmental psychologists alike. Language is a skill that we have essentially mastered by the age of three, and with incredible ease and speed, despite the complexity of the task. This accessible textbook introduces the field of child language acquisition, exploring language development from birth. Clear and comprehensive, it is set to become a key text for all courses in child language acquisition, within linguistics, developmental psychology and cognitive science.
"Synopsis" by , An accessible introduction to child language acquisition, exploring language development from birth.
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