Perspectives on Language and Language Development: Essays in Honor of Ruth A. Berman

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Dorit Diskin Ravid, Hava Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot, Ruth Aronson Berman
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 24, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 482 pages
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Perspectives on Language and Language Development brings together new perspectives on language, discourse and language development in 31 chapters by leading scholars from several countries with diverging backgrounds and disciplines. It is a comprehensive overview of language as a rich, multifaceted system, inspired by the lifework of Ruth A. Berman. Edited by Dorit Ravid and Hava Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot, both from Tel Aviv University, Israel, the book offers state-of-the-art portrayals of linguistic and psycholinguistic phenomena with new insights on the interrelations of language structure, discourse theory, and the development of language and literacy. The volume presents innovative investigations on the interface of language and narrative in a broad range of languages, with a section devoted to linguistic studies of Modern Hebrew. It traces the development of language and literacy from early childhood through adolescence to maturity in spoken and written contexts, and in monolingual as well as multilingual perspectives.

Linguists, psycholinguists, discourse scholars, cognitive psychologists, language teachers, education experts, and clinicians working in the field of language and discourse will find this book extremely useful both as a textbook and as a source of information.

  

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Contents

Hebrew reduplication
25
Modern Hebrew Consonant Clusters
45
Preliminary notes
61
A case study of metaphorical frame contacts
73
Language rights in the multilingual society of Israel
87
Grammatical gender and personification
105
Relating narrative events in translation
115
Why do we need evaluation devices anyway?
131
childrens conversational narratives
275
Perceiving and producing the Frog Story
289
A crosslinguistic perspective
303
how well do eighthgraders master them?
315
The superstructure of written expository texts A developmental perspective
327
Evidence from
337
Developing alternatives for indicating discourse stance
357
Becoming proficient educated users of language
375

A tutorial
143
Teaching and artificial life
159
Resultant states in early language acquisition
175
From preconjunctionals to later use
191
A constructivist
203
A linguistic and a social
219
What Little Red Riding Hood tells us about Italian childrens writing
241
Role of the home context in relations between narrative abilities and literacy
257
Taskrelated variation in tense usage in ArabicHebrew interlanguage
393
Acquisition attrition and revitalization of Hebrew in immigrant children
407
Word class distinctions in an incomplete grammar
419
Literacy development across language boundaries
437
Perceptions and evidence of early literacy in Hebrew
453
Index
473
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