How Children Learn Language

Author: William O'Grady

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139442155

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Adults tend to take language for granted - until they have to learn a new one. Then they realize how difficult it is to get the pronunciation right, to acquire the meaning of thousands of new words, and to learn how those words are put together to form sentences. Children, however, have mastered language before they can tie their shoes. In this engaging and accessible book, William O'Grady explains how this happens, discussing how children learn to produce and distinguish among sounds, their acquisition of words and meanings, and their mastery of the rules for building sentences. How Children Learn Language provides readers with a highly readable overview not only of the language acquisition process itself, but also of the ingenious experiments and techniques that researchers use to investigate his mysterious phenomenon. It will be of great interest to anyone - parent or student - wishing to find out how children acquire language.

The Names of God in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

A Basis for Interfaith Dialogue

Author: Máire Byrne

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144115356X

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Exploration of divine designations in the Hebrew Bible, New Testament and Qur'an, using comparative theology to ascertain if there is common language for interfaith dialogue.

First Language Acquisition

Author: Eve V. Clark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521629973

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 515

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Takes a comprehensive look at where and when children acquire a first language.

The Cambridge Handbook of Psycholinguistics

Author: Michael Spivey,Marc Joanisse,Ken McRae

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521677920

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 745

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This comprehensive collection of chapters is written by leading researchers in psycholinguistics from a wide array of subfields.

First Language Acquisition

Method, Description and Explanation

Author: David Ingram

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521349161

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 572

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A closely analyzed exposition of how children acquire language that explores the receptive and productive abilities of children in all core areas of language--phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Readers will acquire the fundamental knowledge and skill not only to interpret primary literature but to approach their own research with sophistication. While the descriptive facts that are currently available on first language acquisition are central to the book, its emphasis on methodology and explanation distinguishes this text from others. The various ways in which research is conducted is discussed in detail, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches, leading to new perspectives on key theoretical issues.

Language: Its Structure and Use

Author: Edward Finegan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285052455

Category: Education

Page: 608

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This best-selling introductory linguistics textbooks treats language as both a system (structure) and a social tool (use) - an approach that serves students in many disciplines, especially linguistics, English, speech communication, and education. Features such as “What Do You Think?” and “Try It Yourself” prompt students to consider language in daily life and to begin thinking about language analysis, while new “Language at the Bar” features show them the real-world applications of linguistic analysis to criminal and civil legal cases. The wide range of exercises includes “Especially for Educators and Future Teachers” sections ideal for future educators, as well as “Practice Exercises,” “Based on English,” and end-of-chapter review sections. Based on sound scholarship and framed in a clear, friendly presentation, LANGUAGE: ITS STRUCTURE AND USE, Seventh Edition, helps students understand the uniquely human trait of language. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

Author: Ralph W. Fasold,Jeffrey Connor-Linton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521847680

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 540

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This accessible textbook offers balanced and uniformly excellent coverage of modern linguistics.

The Price of Linguistic Productivity

How Children Learn to Break the Rules of Language

Author: Charles Yang

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262035324

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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An investigation of how children balance rules and exceptions when they learn languages.

Child Language

Author: Alison J. Elliot

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521295567

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

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The way children learn their native language has been the subject of intense and widespread investigation in the last decades, stimulated by advances in theoretical linguistics and the behavioural sciences. For the student, this has meant a bewildering number of research reports, often differing in their theoretical viewpoint and the methodological approach they advocate, and apparently conflicting in their conclusions. Child Language provides the student with a cool, clear and concise survey of the most important recent research work, and puts into perspective the contributions made by Chomsky, Piaget and others. The research surveyed, though primarily of English-speaking children, includes studies of children whose first language is not English and bilingual children. Dr Elliot believes that the study of child language necessarily raises questions about the nature of language - is human language something only humans can learn? - and about learning itself - how does our ability to learn language depend on biological factors, such as our age, and how important is our social and linguistic environment? Little justification is found for the view that language has an independent existence for the young child, and their linguistic achievements are studied within the context of their development in general.

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

Author: Ralph W. Fasold,Jeff Connor-Linton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107070643

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 565

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A clear and up-to-date introduction to linguistics. This best-selling textbook addresses the full scope of language, from the traditional subjects of structural linguistics (relating to sound, form, meaning and language change) to the more specialised subjects of contextual linguistics (including discourse, dialect variation, language and culture, and the politics of language). There are also separate chapters on language and the brain, computational linguistics, writing, and first and second language learning. Extensively classroom-tested, this second edition has been revised to further support student learning, with numerous new examples, exercises and textboxes to model and contextualise key concepts. Updated throughout to incorporate contemporary issues and events, it includes worked examples of phonological analyses and multiple examples of a variety of World Englishes. A rich collection of online resources completes the learning package.

Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey: Volume 2, Linguistic Theory: Extensions and Implications

Author: Frederick J. Newmeyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521375818

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey is a comprehensive introduction to prevalent research in all branches of the field of linguistics, from syntactic theory to ethnography of speaking, from signed language to the mental lexicon, from language acquisition to discourse analysis. Each chapter has been written by a specialist particularly distinguished in his or her field who has accepted the challenge of reviewing the current issues and future prospects in sufficient depth for the scholar and with sufficient clarity for the student. Each volume can be read independently and has a particular focus. Volume I covers the internal structure of the language faculty itself, while Volume II considers the evidence for, and the implications of, a generativist approach to language. Psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics are covered in Volume III, and Volume IV concentrates on sociolinguistics and the allied fields of anthropological linguistics and discourse and conversation analysis. Several of the chapters in the work concentrate on the interface between different aspects of linguistic theory or the boundaries between linguistic theory and other disciplines. Thus in both its scope and in its approach the Survey is a unique and fundamental work of reference. It undoubtedly fulfils the editor's principal aim of providing a wealth of information, insight and ideas that will excite and challenge all readers with an interest in linguistics.

Knowledge and Learning in Natural Language

Author: Charles D. Yang,Department of Linguistics Charles D Yang

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199254156

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 173

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This book presents a new theory of how children acquire language and discusses its implications for a wide range of topics. It explores the roles of innateness and experience in language acquisition, provides further evidence for the theory of Universal Grammar, and shows how linguisticdevelopment in children is a driving force behind language shifts and changes.Charles Yang surveys a wide range of errors in children's language and identifies overlooked patterns. He combines these with work in biological evolution in order to develop a model of language acquisition by which to understand the interaction between children's internal linguistic knowledge andtheir external linguistic experience. He then presents evidence from his own and others' research in the acquisition of syntax and morphology and data from historical language change to test its validity. The model is the first to make quantitative and cross-linguistic predictions about childlanguage. It may also be deployed as a predictive model of language change which, when the evidence is available, could explain why grammars change in a particular direction at a particular time.Knowledge and Learning in Natural Language is a pioneering work at the centre of current concerns in linguistics and cognitive science. It will interest all those concerned to understand and explain language acquisition, Universal Grammar, and language change.

Lesen und Schreiben

Author: Georgia Lonnecker,Beate Schödder

Publisher: Hueber Verlag

ISBN: 9783190272303

Category: German language

Page: 88

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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development

Author: Usha Goswami

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444351737

Category: Psychology

Page: 816

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This definitive volume is the result of collaboration by top scholars in the field of children's cognition. New edition offers an up-to-date overview of all the major areas of importance in the field, and includes new data from cognitive neuroscience and new chapters on social cognitive development and language Provides state-of-the-art summaries of current research by international specialists in different areas of cognitive development Spans aspects of cognitive development from infancy to the onset of adolescence Includes chapters on symbolic reasoning, pretend play, spatial development, abnormal cognitive development and current theoretical perspectives

Language

Author: George Melville Bolling,Bernard Bloch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language and languages

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Introducing Second Language Acquisition

Author: Muriel Saville-Troike

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139447324

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Written for students encountering the topic for the first time, this is a clear and practical introduction to second language acquisition (SLA). It explains in non-technical language how a second language is acquired; what the second language learner needs to know; and why some learners are more successful than others. The textbook introduces in a step-by-step fashion a range of fundamental concepts – such as SLA in adults and children, in formal and informal learning contexts, and in diverse socio-cultural settings – and takes an interdisciplinary approach, encouraging students to consider SLA from linguistic, psychological and social perspectives. Each chapter contains a list of key terms, a summary, and a range of graded exercises suitable for self-testing or class discussion. Providing a solid foundation in SLA, this book is set to become the leading introduction to the field for students of linguistics, psychology, and education, and trainee language teachers.

Sociocultural Approaches to Language and Literacy

An Interactionist Perspective

Author: Vera John-Steiner,Carolyn P. Panofsky,Larry W. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521373012

Category: Education

Page: 402

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This book deals with a major crisis in education - the achievement of literacy skills.

Bilingualism in Development

Language, Literacy, and Cognition

Author: Ellen Bialystok

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521635073

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Describes how intellectual development of bilingual children differs from that of monolingual children.