Language Development

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Cengage Learning, Jul 13, 2004 - Psychology - 528 pages
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LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT will help you understand different theoretical points of view--and the research processes that have lead theorists to their findings in this quickly evolving field. The author covers the biological bases of language development and phonological, lexical, and syntactic development, as well as the communicative foundations of language, the development of communicative competence, language development in special populations, childhood bilingualism, and language development in the school years.
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We used this textbook in my language development class in combination with "How Languages are Learned" and I found the combination to be a thorough introduction to language acquisition. I recommend getting both books in combination since they complement each other in content. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
1
BIOLOGICAL BASES OF LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
35
PHONOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT LEARNING THE SOUNDS OF LANGUAGE
89
LEXICAL DEVELOPMENT LEARNING WORDS
139
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SYNTAX AND MORPHOLOGY LEARNING THE STRUCTURE OF LANGUAGE
183
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE IN DEVELOPMENT
241
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN SPECIAL POPULATIONS
295
CHILDHOOD BILINGUALISM
335
LANGUAGE IN THE SCHOOL YEARS
365
GLOSSARY
410
REFERENCES
423
PHOTO CREDITS
476
NAME INDEX
477
SUBJECT INDEX
486
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Erika Hoff is professor of psychology at Florida Atlantic University. She has taught language development to undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and, since 1996, at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Hoff holds an M.S. in psychology from Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey (1976) and a Ph.D. in psychology from University of Michigan (1981). She conducts research on the process of language development in both typically developing children and children with language impairment, and has received funding for this research from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Spencer Foundation. She has published her research in Child Development, Developmental Psychology, First Language, The Journal of Applied Psycholinguistics, The Journal of Child Language, and the Merrill-Palmer Quarterly. Dr. Hoff has contributed chapters to LINGUISTIC DISORDERS AND PATHOLOGIES: AN INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK (1993), THE HANDBOOK OF PARENTING, (2002), THE HANDBOOK OF PSYCHOLOGY, and the MIT ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS.

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