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
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
BIOLOGICAL BASES OF LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
PHONOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT LEARNING THE SOUNDS OF LANGUAGE
LEXICAL DEVELOPMENT LEARNING WORDS
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SYNTAX AND MORPHOLOGY LEARNING THE STRUCTURE OF LANGUAGE
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE IN DEVELOPMENT
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN SPECIAL POPULATIONS