Language and Learning: The Home and School Years

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Merrill/Prentice Hall, 2003 - Education - 383 pages
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Once again, this comprehensive, easy-to-read book explores the way in which children learn language, the way language is taught to children, and how these two roads to language sometimes diverge—always giving equal treatment to first and second language learning. Piper tracks language acquisition, from birth through the school years, presenting numerous cases studies of children's experiences as a means of illustrating stages of language development and the sequence of skills attainment. In addition, she thoroughly covers bilingualism, paying particular attention to the differences between second language learning at home and in a school setting. For ESL and elementary school speech teachers.

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Chapter One Language Is Uniquely Human
Chapter Two The Study and Structure of Language
Chapter Two The Study and Structure of Language

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About the author (2003)

TERRY PIPER is a former high school English and ESL teacher. She holds a doctorate in linguistics and is Vice-President, Education, of the Open Learning Agency and Provost of the British Columbia Open University. Terry was Dean of the Faculty of Education at York University in Toronto, and has worked in the United States, Canada and China, focusing on teacher education - and the education of teachers of English as a second language in particular. She is committed to public education and to removing the barriers that face many learners, particularly immigrants. Terry Piper has published more than three dozen articles and two books. When she isn't working, she writes fiction, cooks and plays with her cats, who are gradually taking over the Piper household and putting her at risk of becoming an eccentric cat lover.

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