Managing People in a Contemporary Context

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Routledge, Oct 14, 2013 - Business & Economics - 232 pages
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Taking an accessible and cross-linguistic approach, Understanding Child Language Acquisition introduces readers to the most important research on child language acquisition over the last fifty years, as well as to some of the most influential theories in the field. Rather than just describing what children can do at different ages Rowland explains why these research findings are important and what they tell us about how children acquire language.

Key features include:

  • Cross-linguistic analysis of how language acquisition differs between languages
  • A chapter on how multilingual children acquire several languages at once
  • Exercises to test comprehension
  • Chapters organised around key questions that summarise the critical issues posed by researchers in the field, with summaries at the end
  • Further reading suggestions to broaden understanding of the subject

With its particular focus on outlining key similarities and differences across languages and what this cross-linguistic variation means for our ideas about language acquisition, Understanding Child Language Acquisition forms a comprehensive introduction to the subject for students of linguistics, psychology and speech and language therapy.

Students and instructors will benefit from the comprehensive companion website that includes a students' section featuring interactive comprehension exercises, extension activities, chapter recaps and answers to the exercises within the book. Material for instructors includes sample essay questions, answers to the extension activities for students and a Powerpoint including all the figures from the book.

www.routledge.com/cw/rowland

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About the author (2013)

Emma Parry is a Reader in Human Resource Management at Cranfield School of Management. Her research focuses on the influence of context on managing people, specifically the influence of national context, demographic changes and technological advancement. She has authored a number of publications in this area

Shaun Tyson is Emeritus Professor of Human Resource Management, Cranfield University. Following senior management experience in industry and the public sector, he was Director of a Research Centre and Professor for twenty years. He has published widely in the field

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