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Pathways to Language: From Fetus to Adolescent (Developing Child)

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Our journey to language begins before birth, as babies in the womb hear clearly enough to distinguish their mother's voice. Canvassing a broad span of experimental and theoretical approaches, this book introduces new ways of looking at language development.

A remarkable mother-daughter collaboration, Pathways to Language balances the respected views of a well-known scholar with the fresh perspective of a younger colleague prepared to challenge current popular positions in these debates. The result is an unusually subtle, even-handed, and comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of language acquisition, from fetal speech processing to the development of child grammar to the sophisticated linguistic accomplishments of adolescence, such as engaging in conversation and telling a story.

With examples from the real world as well as from the psychology laboratory, Kyra Karmiloff and Annette Karmiloff-Smith look in detail at the way language users appropriate words and grammar. They present in-depth evaluations of different theories of language acquisition. They show how adolescent usage has changed the meaning of certain phrases, and how modern living has led to alterations in the lexicon. They also consider the phenomenon of atypical language development, as well as theoretical issues of nativism and empiricism and the specificity of human language. Their nuanced and open-minded approach allows readers to survey the complexity and breadth of the fascinating pathways to language acquisition.

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A remarkable mother-daughter collaboration balances the respected views of a well-known scholar with the fresh perspective of a younger colleague in a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of language acquisition.

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Annette Karmiloff-Smith is the Recipient of the 2002 European Latsis Prize in Cognitive Sciences, European Science Foundation

About the Author

Until the recent birth of her baby, Kyra Karmiloffwas a researcher at the Centre for Speech and Language at <>Cambridge University.<>Annette Karmiloff-Smithis Professor and Head of the Neurocognitive Development Unit, <>Institute of Child Health, London.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. What Is Language Acquisition?

2. Experimental Paradigms for Studying Language Acquisition

3. Speech Perception in and out of the Womb

4. Learning about the Meaning of Words

5. Becoming a Grammatical Being

6. Beyond the Sentence

7. Atypical Language Development

8. Rethinking the Nature-Nurture Debate

Further Readings

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674008359
Author:
Karmiloff, Kyra
Author:
Karmiloff-Smith, Annette
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Language acquisition
Subject:
Developmental - Child
Subject:
Developmental - Adolescent
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Psychology-Child Psychology
Subject:
Psychology-Developmental - Child
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Developing Child (Paperback)
Series Volume:
38
Publication Date:
April 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 halftone, 5 line illustrations
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 13 oz

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