Harvard University Press, 1979 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 160 pages
This book provides a lucid and entertaining account of the child's entrance in the world of language. By means of amusing and informative examples, the authors describe the language acquisition process, from birth to school age, showing how children gradually master the intricacies of sounds, words, rules, and concepts.
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