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With its primary focus on language development, this comprehensive, contemporary, reader-friendly text encompasses the many new and exciting contributions to the information about human language acquisition, and keeps readers informed of the complex array of topics that provide the foundation for human communication and its development from birth through young adulthood.
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With its primary focus on language development, Born to Talk, 6/e
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About the Author
Kathleen Fahey, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus at the University of Northern Colorado. She is a speech-language pathologist with 36 years experience in the assessment and intervention of childhood speech, language and literacy disorders. Her areas of expertise include development and disorders of articulation and phonology, early language, and school-age language and literacy. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in a traditional and online format.
Table of Contents
A Connection of Brains
Separate but Related Processes
The Unique Characteristics of Human Speech
Speech: The Tale of Two Brains
Surfing the Web
Language Acquisition: A Theoretical Journey
Evidence of Biological and Environmental Influences on Language Learning
A Review: The Major Theories of Language Acquisition
Surfing the Web
Cognitive Development: Building a Foundation for Language
Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development
Vygotsky’s Theory of Cognitive Development: A Sociocultural Perspective
Dynamic Systems Theory
The Perceptual Groundwork for Communication
Surfing the Web
In the Beginning: Communication Development from Birth to 2 Years
From the Beginning, the Infant Communicates
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