Child Language Development

Child Language Development
Author by: Sandra Bochner,Jane Jones
Release: 2008-04-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780470698549
Language: en
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This publication is concerned with the early stages of language acquisition and is designed for use by early childhood teachers, nursery nurses, special education teachers and others working with children experiencing difficulties in learning to talk. Procedures are described that can be used to assess a child' s current skills and plan activities to increase communicative competence. The programme described is based on a developmental sequence that moves the early skills of joint attention, turn-taking and appropriate play to the more complex skills of asking and answering questions. Other issues discussed include sound development and intelligibility, the use of augmentative and alternative communication as stepping stones to speech, working with children and with families. The second edition has an expanded focus on the place of communicative intentions in early language development.

Supporting Early Language Development

Supporting Early Language Development
Author by: Marion Nash,Jackie Lowe,David Leah
Release: 2012
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 125
ISBN: 9780415697569
Language: en
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Early years practitioners, parents and carers, child minders, health visitors do you need effective ideas for giving your babies and toddlers support to become confident talkers? National research shows that poor language and communication skills have a profound effect on the life chances of children and young people. This highly practical book will enable you to give children in your care the help they need to build their crucial language skills at the earliest point in their development. Based on the author's highly regarded SPIRALS language development programme, the book provides over 40 tried and tested sessions to help develop children's early speech, language and communication. Each language concept is introduced one at a time and builds on the most frequently used words by infants. It suggests ways to use music, repetition, simple meaningful gestures and signing to reinforce children's understanding. Features include: Clear guidelines for introducing specific games and activities at the right developmental level for babies and toddlers to develop their language skills from 0 to 3 ½ years Ideas for progression based on child development Insights into the underlying psychology of the activities we suggest Advice on when to begin to use small group activities Guidance on what to do if a child is reluctant to join in. Practical suggestions for involving parents as partners Photocopiable recording sheets Suggestions for further reading and resources. Written by a leading authority in the field, this exciting new resource provides everything you need to support young children's language skills at the earliest point in their development.

Language Development Across Childhood and Adolescence

Language Development Across Childhood and Adolescence
Author by: Ruth Aronson Berman
Release: 2004-01-01
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
Pages: 307
ISBN: 9027234736
Language: en
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This volume brings together work by scholars with backgrounds in linguistics, psycholinguistics, developmental psychology, education, and language pathology. As such, the book adds psycholinguistic and crosslinguistic perspectives to the clinical and classroom approaches that have dominated the study of later language development . Incorporating insights from prior language acquisition research, it goes beyond preschool age to consider both isolated utterances and extended discourse, conversational interactions and monologic text construction, and both written and spoken language use from early school-age across adolescence. Data from French, Hebrew, Spanish, and Swedish as well as English cover varied domains: morphology and lexicon, syntax and verb argument structure, as well as peer interaction, spelling, processing of on-line writing, and reading poetry. The epilogue suggests explanations for the findings documented. Across the book, the authors show how cognitive and social maturation combines with increased literacy in the path taken by schoolchildren and adolescents towards the flexible deployment of a growing repertoire of lexical elements in varied morpho-syntactic constructions and different discourse contexts that constitutes the hallmark of maturely proficient language use.

An Introduction to Child Language Development

An Introduction to Child Language Development
Author by: Susan H.Foster- Cohen
Release: 2014-06-17
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781317896241
Language: en
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This volume introduces the field of child language development studies, and presents hypotheses in an accessible, largely non-technical language, aiming to demonstrate the relationship between these hypotheses and interpretations of data. It makes the assumption that having a theory of language development is as important as having reliable data about what children say and understand, and it advocates a combination of both `rationalist' and more 'empiricist' traditions. In fact, the author overtly argues that different traditions provide different pieces of the picture, and that taking any single approach is unlikely to lead to productive understanding. Susan Foster-Cohen explores a range of issues, including the nature of prelinguistic communication and its possible relationship to linguistic development; early stages of language development and how they can be viewed in the light of later developments; the nature and role of children's experience with the language(s) around them; variations in language development due to both pathological and non-pathological differences between children, and (in the latter case) between the languages they learn; later oral language development; and literacy. The approach is distinctly psycholinguistic and linguistic rather than sociolinguistic, although there is significant treatment of issues which intersect with more sociolinguistic concerns (e.g. literacy, language play, and bilingualism). There are exercises and discussion questions throughout, designed to reinforce the ideas being presented, as well as to offer the student the opportunity to think beyond the text to ideas at the cutting edge of research. The accessible presentation of key issues will appeal to the intended undergraduate readership, and will be of interest to those taking courses in language development, linguistics, developmental psychology, educational linguistics, and speech pathology. The book will also serve as a useful introduction to students wishing to pursue post-graduate courses which deal with child language development.

Language Experience and Early Language Development

Language Experience and Early Language Development
Author by: Margaret Harris
Release: 1992
Editor: Psychology Press
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0863772382
Language: en
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Addresses one debate in language development, namely the relationship between children's language development and their language experience.

Language Development and Disorders

Language Development and Disorders
Author by: W. Yule,M. Rutter
Release: 1987
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 482
ISBN: 0521412196
Language: en
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Communication disabilities are common, although their precise nature and degree of severity vary greatly among individuals. They are among the most handicapping of disabilities because they isolate a person and in so doing restrict social, educational, and occupational opportunities. One of the purposes of this book was to bring together theoretical, practical, and clinical knowledge from several disciplines that bear on language and communication into some reasonably accessible form. The intent is to provide a broad and multi-faceted view of language development and language disorders. Thus, contributions from education, linguistics, psychology, pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology, and speech therapy are included. They describe our current knowledge of language development, suggest classifications for language pathology, outline what is known of the epidemiology of language difficulties, consider assessment and therapy, alternative communication systems and the impact of the new technology on communication aids. The variety of perspectives that it provides will make it particularly useful to the range of specialists who are concerned with the development of communication skills and language disorders.

Early Language Development

Early Language Development
Author by: John Harris
Release: 2002-09-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781134980871
Language: en
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Language is of central importance in children's education and development, so providing help for the child suspected of having language difficulties is clearly of vital concern. Providing such help, or advising a teacher or parent on how best to proceed is, however, far from straightforward. Early Language Development draws together in a single volume the results of the very latest findings on language development and shows practitioners how best they can make use of them. In particular, special emphasis is given to the two most important practical questions for the practitioner: How can I find out exactly what the problem is? and What can I do about it?

Heritage Language Development

Heritage Language Development
Author by: Kimi Kondo-Brown
Release: 2006-01-01
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9789027241436
Language: en
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This collection of studies investigates the individual, micro-psychological, and macro-societal factors that promote or discourage the development of child and young adult heritage language learners' spoken and written skills in East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean). The research presented in this book is based on empirical data from various learning and social settings in the United States and Canada. The contributors are themselves mostly from East Asian immigrant backgrounds and have worked closely with students from such backgrounds. This book also speaks to the needs for future research within East Asian communities that will (a) promote East Asian heritage language development in applied linguistics, (b) encourage parental, community, and national support for East Asian heritage language development, and (c) improve the teaching of oral and written skills for heritage learners of East Asian languages in various educational settings.

Foundations of Language Development

Foundations of Language Development
Author by: Eric H. Lenneberg,Elizabeth Lenneberg
Release: 2014-05-12
Editor: Academic Press
Pages: 372
ISBN: 9781483267883
Language: en
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Foundations of Language Development: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Volume 1 provides information pertinent to the important discoveries and issues in the area of language development. This book covers important topics, including language policy, language rehabilitation, and language in the classroom. Organized into three parts encompassing 19 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the relationship between animal communication and language proper. This text then examines the early metaphysical views as to the origin of speech and explores the probable nature of the language employed by early man. Other chapters consider the growing conception that language is essentially a localizable cerebral function. This book discusses as well the shortcomings of speech as a means of human communication. The final chapter deals with a comparison of child language with deteriorated language in senile dementia. This book is a valuable resource for linguists and readers who are faced with practical decisions concerning language.

3rd Grade Language Development Writing Process

3rd Grade Language Development  Writing Process
Author by: Bess Milton
Release: 2003-12-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Pages: 48
ISBN: 1404285598
Language: en
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Language Development: Writing Process supports the development of writing skills, from pre-write to final edit. A variety of curriculum-correlated activities help learners explore a variety of methods to develop ideas, organize, compose, and edit their writing, and pre- and post-assessments aid teachers in individualizing instruction, diagnosing the areas where students are struggling, and measuring achievement, and support standards.

The Development of Language

The Development of Language
Author by: Martyn Barrett
Release: 2016-01-28
Editor: Psychology Press
Pages: 430
ISBN: 9781317715276
Language: en
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This book presents a general overview of our current knowledge of language development in children. All the principal strands of language development are covered, including phonological, lexical, syntactic and pragmatic development; bilingualism; precursors to language development in infancy; and the language development of children with developmental disabilities, including children with specific language impairment. Written by leading international authorities, each chapter summarises clearly and lucidly our current state of knowledge, and carefully explains and evaluates the theories which have been proposed to account for children's development in that area.

Children s books brain development and language acquisition

Children s books  brain development  and language acquisition
Author by: Ralf Thiede
Release: 2018-11-13
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781351113977
Language: en
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This book correlates English-speaking children’s brain development and acquisition of language with the linguistic input that comes from children’s books. Drawing from the most current research on the developing brain, the author demonstrates how language acquisition is exclusively interactive, and highlights the benefit that accrues when that interaction includes the exploratory language play found in early childhood literature. Through discussions of specific domains of grammar, the relation of these domains to children’s literature through scaffolding, and the resultant linguistic and cognitive advantages for the child, this volume offers an innovative approach to early brain maturation.

Language Development

Language Development
Author by: Robert E. Owens
Release: 1996
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 544
ISBN: UCSC:32106011236574
Language: en
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Clearly written, well-organized, and comprehensive, Language Development: An Introduction is the most widely used text in its area. With its updated coverage of pre-school and school-age language development and increased coverage of multicultural issues, the new fourth edition continues its thorough coverage of the five major areas of language. Within a practical, chronological framework, Language Development: An Introduction examines every aspect of syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology, and pragmatics. It also explores early cognition and presymbolic communication -- topics not often found in introductory texts -- with a chapter on language variations, a strengthened chapter on learning and teaching language, and a renewed emphasis on pragmatics. The author presents even the most complex, technical concepts at an appropriate level for beginning students. In doing so, he has created a text that will be useful to future parents, educators, psychologists, and speech-language pathologists.

Emergent Literacy and Language Development

Emergent Literacy and Language Development
Author by: Paula M. Rhyner
Release: 2009-06-18
Editor: Guilford Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781606233658
Language: en
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This concise, accessible book explores the connection between language acquisition and emergent literacy skills, and how this sets the stage for later literacy development. Chapters address formative early experiences such as speaking and listening, being read to, and talking about print concepts and the alphabet. Written for early childhood professionals, reading specialists, and speech–language pathologists, the book describes effective assessment and instructional approaches for fostering language learning and emergent literacy in typically developing children and those at risk for language delays. Vivid case examples illustrate specific ways to collaborate with parents to give all children a strong foundation for school readiness and success.

Language Development

Language Development
Author by: Erika Hoff
Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781285632896
Language: en
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Erika Hoff's LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, 5th Edition communicates both the content and the excitement of this quickly evolving field. By presenting a balanced treatment that examines all sides of the issues, Hoff helps readers understand different theoretical points of view-- and the research processes that have lead theorists to their findings. After an overview and history of the field, Hoff thoroughly covers the biological bases of language development and the core topics of phonological, lexical, and syntactic development. She also provides in-depth discussions of the communicative foundations of language, the development of communicative competence, language development in special populations, childhood bilingualism, and language development in the school years. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Language Acquisition and Development

Language Acquisition and Development
Author by: Misha Becker,Kamil Ud Deen
Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: MIT Press
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780262043588
Language: en
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An introduction to the study of children's language development that provides a uniquely accessible perspective on generative/universal grammar–based approaches. How children acquire language so quickly, easily, and uniformly is one of the great mysteries of the human experience. The theory of Universal Grammar suggests that one reason for the relative ease of early language acquisition is that children are born with a predisposition to create a grammar. This textbook offers an introduction to the study of children's acquisition and development of language from a generative/universal grammar–based theoretical perspective, providing comprehensive coverage of children's acquisition while presenting core concepts crucial to understanding generative linguistics more broadly. After laying the theoretical groundwork, including consideration of alternative frameworks, the book explores the development of the sound system of language—children's perception and production of speech sound; examines how words are learned (lexical semantics) and how words are formed (morphology); investigates sentence structure (syntax), including argument structure, functional structure, and tense; considers such “nontypical” circumstances as acquiring a first language past infancy and early childhood, without the abilities to hear or see, and with certain cognitive disorders; and studies bilingual language acquisition, both simultaneously and in sequence. Each chapter offers a summary section, suggestions for further reading, and exercises designed to test students' understanding of the material and provide opportunities to practice analyzing children's language. Appendixes provide charts of the International Phonetic Alphabet (with links to websites that allow students to listen to the sounds associated with these symbols) and a summary of selected experimental methodologies.

Language Development

Language Development
Author by: Sandra Levey,Susan Polirstok
Release: 2010-09-29
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781412974073
Language: en
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Language Development: Understanding Language Diversity in the Classroom offers comprehensive coverage of the language development process for pre- and in-service teachers while emphasizing the factors that further academic success in the classroom, including literacy skills, phonological awareness, and narrative. With chapters written by respected specialists in various fields, this interdisciplinary text illuminates the impact of language development on learning success and distinguishes between language differences and disorders, integrating illustrative case studies as well as helpful classroom strategies that teachers can implement right away.

Language Development

Language Development
Author by: Professor Ruqaiya Hasan
Release: 1989
Editor: Praeger
Pages: 397
ISBN: UVA:X001596807
Language: en
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Introduction to Language Development

Introduction to Language Development
Author by: Scott McLaughlin
Release: 2006
Editor: Singular Publishing Group
Pages: 508
ISBN: 0769302653
Language: un
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Introduction to Language Development (2nd Ed.) continues to provide the foundational information necessary for understanding the factors related to language development across the lifespan. Principles related to the fundamental domains the neuromotor, social, cognitive, and behavioral changes - that drive language development and their interactions are described. This text is intended to present information in a manner that is clear, concise, and reader-friendly. Fundamental concepts are presented through understandable text, relevant illustrations, straightforward tables, and bulleted reviews.

Proceedings of the 29th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development

Proceedings of the 29th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development
Author by: Alejna Brugos,Manuella R. Clark-Cotton,Seungwan Ha
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 685
ISBN: 1574731548
Language: en
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The 29th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development was held November 5-7, 2004, in Boston, MA. This 2-volume proceedings contains 59 of the papers presented at the conference, including the keynote address by Elizabeth Spelke.