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Child Language and Developmental Dysphasia

Child Language and Developmental Dysphasia Author Harald Clahsen
ISBN-10 9789027277633
Release 1991-10-31
Pages 350
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The subject of this two part work is the acquisition of language structure in which the development of syntax and morphology is examined by investigations on children without language problems and on children with developmental dysphasia. The author uses a comparative acquisition study to provide insights into the structure and development of the language acquisition device, which cannot be obtained by isolated analysis of only one type of learning. The theoretical framework used for the investigations is the learnability theory, in which acquisition models are proposed which are heavily influenced by theoretical linguistics. Part I shows how child grammar acquisition can be explained in the framework of learnability theory and Part II deals with deficiencies in normal grammar acquisition using the learnability theory.

Language Acquisition

Language Acquisition Author Paul Fletcher
ISBN-10 0521277809
Release 1986-05-22
Pages 613
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An invaluable resource for students and professionals alike with an interest in child language acquisition.

Pathways to Language

Pathways to Language Author Kyra KARMILOFF
ISBN-10 0674039327
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 272
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Our journey to language begins before birth, as babies in the womb hear clearly enough to distinguish their mother's voice. Canvassing a broad span of experimental and theoretical approaches, this book introduces new ways of looking at language development. A remarkable mother-daughter collaboration, Pathways to Language balances the respected views of a well-known scholar with the fresh perspective of a younger colleague prepared to challenge current popular positions in these debates. The result is an unusually subtle, even-handed, and comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of language acquisition, from fetal speech processing to the development of child grammar to the sophisticated linguistic accomplishments of adolescence, such as engaging in conversation and telling a story. With examples from the real world as well as from the psychology laboratory, Kyra Karmiloff and Annette Karmiloff-Smith look in detail at the way language users appropriate words and grammar. They present in-depth evaluations of different theories of language acquisition. They show how adolescent usage has changed the meaning of certain phrases, and how modern living has led to alterations in the lexicon. They also consider the phenomenon of atypical language development, as well as theoretical issues of nativism and empiricism and the specificity of human language. Their nuanced and open-minded approach allows readers to survey the complexity and breadth of the fascinating pathways to language acquisition.

Universal Grammar in Child Second Language Acquisition

Universal Grammar in Child Second Language Acquisition Author Usha Lakshmanan
ISBN-10 9789027224750
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 162
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This book examines child second language acquisition within the Principles and Parameters theory of Universal Grammar (UG). Specifically, the book focuses on null-subjects in the developing grammars of children acquiring English as a second language. The book provides evidence from the longitudinal speech data of four child second language (L2) learners in order to test the predictions of a recent theory of null-subjects, namely, the Morphological Uniformity Principle (MUP). Lakshmanan argues that the child L2 acquisition data offer little or no evidence in support of the MUP s predictions regarding a developmental relation between verb inflections and null-subjects. The evidence from these child L2 data indicates that regardless of the status of null subjects in their first language, child L2 learners of English hypothesize correctly from the very beginning that English requires subjects of tensed clauses to be obligatorily overt. The failure on the part of these learners to obey this knowledge in certain structural contexts is the result of perceptual factors that are unrelated to parameter setting. The book demonstrates the value of child second language acquisition data in evaluating specific proposals within linguistic theory for a Universal principle.

The Social Child

The Social Child Author Toni Buchan
ISBN-10 9781135903961
Release 2013-04-12
Pages 120
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What helps babies and young children develop proficient social skills? How do children's early relationships and social interactions influence their future emotional resilience and wellbeing? The Social Child thoughtfully discusses the key principles of children’s social development alongside descriptions of everyday practice. It aims to provide the reader with a rich understanding of the social skills and relationships that children develop as well as their discovery of communication and language. The book explores the importance of developing genuine, trusted and reciprocal relationships with babies and young children and shows how a child’s intrinsic drive to be social can be nourished and supported. Throughout the book, the author emphasises the importance of play in developing children‘s relationships and language skills and aims to help practitioners to: understand the factors that can help and hinder fundamental social processes for babies and young children; create secure and unconditional psychological and physical environments for children to practice their emerging language and communication skills; reflect on their own teaching methods to heighten their receptiveness to children’s social attempts to communicate through effective observation and planning; engage with parents and carers to help support children’s learning at home whilst maintaining the values of the family; celebrate the uniqueness of each child and provide learning experiences that are appropriate for individuals with particular learning needs, be they physical, emotional or cognitive to ensure that every child has an equal opportunity to succeed. Emphasising the importance of understanding the theory that underpins children’s social development, this accessible text shows practitioners how they can use this knowledge to provide learning opportunities that nourish children’s emerging communication and social skills.

Understanding Children with Language Problems

Understanding Children with Language Problems Author Shula Chiat
ISBN-10 0521574749
Release 2000-05-04
Pages 286
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Introduction to the study of children's language difficulties, drawing widely on real-life examples.

The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language

The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language Author Edith L. Bavin
ISBN-10 9781316352328
Release 2015-11-26
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The most authoritative resource for students and researchers, The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language has been thoroughly updated and extended. Enhancements include new chapters on the acquisition of words, processing deficits in children with specific language impairments, and language in children with Williams syndrome, new authors for the bilingualism and autism chapters, a refocused discourse chapter on written narratives, and a new section on reading and reading disorders, cementing the handbook's position as the best study of the subject available. In a wide-ranging survey, language development is traced from prelinguistic infancy to adolescence in typical and atypical contexts; the material is intuitively grouped into six thematic sections, enabling readers to easily find specific in-depth information. With topics as varied as statistical learning, bilingualism, and the neurobiology of reading disorders, this multidisciplinary Handbook is an essential reference for students and researchers in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, speech pathology, education and anthropology.

The Proceedings of the Twenty seventh Annual Child Language Research Forum

The Proceedings of the Twenty seventh Annual Child Language Research Forum Author Eve V. Clark
ISBN-10 1575860201
Release 1995-01-01
Pages 247
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Since its inception in 1967, the Child Language Research Forum has provided an informal but critical setting for the presentation of new ideas and research on first language acquisition. The Forum itself is sponsored by the Linguistics Department at Stanford and is organized by graduate students. In this volume the contributors explore their findings in language acquisition in a variety of the world's languages. The papers presented here reflect the diversity of interests in the field and the range of languages being studied. This volume makes an empirical, as well as a theoretical, contribution to linguistic research.


Dawn Author Uri Shulevitz
ISBN-10 9780374416898
Release 1987
Pages 32
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Camped for the night by a lake, a boy and his grandfather experience dawn from their row boat.

What Shall We Do with the Boo Hoo Baby

What Shall We Do with the Boo Hoo Baby Author Cressida Cowell
ISBN-10 0333984773
Release 2001-09
Pages 26
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The baby said ``Boo-hoo-hoo!" What are Cat, Dog, Cow and Duck to do? Will the Boo-Hoo Babyeverstop crying?

A Airports

A   Airports Author British Library
ISBN-10 9783111725949
Release 1986-01-01
Pages 523
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A Airports has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Airports also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Airports book for free.

Language Processing in Bilingual Children

Language Processing in Bilingual Children Author Ellen Bialystok
ISBN-10 0521379180
Release 1991-05-09
Pages 238
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A collection of papers that explore bilingual children coping with two language systems.

Language in Interaction

Language in Interaction Author Inbal Arnon
ISBN-10 9789027269256
Release 2014-07-17
Pages 358
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Understanding how communicative goals impact and drive the learning process has been a long-standing issue in the field of language acquisition. Recent years have seen renewed interest in the social and pragmatic aspects of language learning: the way interaction shapes what and how children learn. In this volume, we bring together researchers working on interaction in different domains to present a cohesive overview of ongoing interactional research. The studies address the diversity of the environments children learn in; the role of para-linguistic information; the pragmatic forces driving language learning; and the way communicative pressures impact language use and change. Using observational, empirical and computational findings, this volume highlights the effect of interpersonal communication on what children hear and what they learn. This anthology is inspired by and dedicated to Prof. Eve V. Clark – a pioneer in all matters related to language acquisition – and a major force in establishing interaction and communication as crucial aspects of language learning.

Narrative Skills of Dual Language Learners

Narrative Skills of Dual Language Learners Author Ulla Licandro
ISBN-10 9783658146733
Release 2016-07-11
Pages 231
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The current work follows the premise that fictional oral narratives represent socio-emotionally and academically relevant communicative practices. Two studies are presented, aiming to (1) analyze the narrative skills of preschool-age Turkish-German dual language learners (DLLs) and (2) explore a peer-assisted approach to supporting DLLs’ narrative skills in early childhood education and care. The findings relate to the influence of dual language learning on narrative production and provide emerging evidence for the effectiveness of a peer-assisted narrative intervention approach.

Effective Early Literacy Practice

Effective Early Literacy Practice Author Andrea DeBruin-Parecki
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131782398
Release 2008-01
Pages 168
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The concise guide to putting the research on how children learn to read into practice in real preschool classrooms

Corpora in Language Acquisition Research

Corpora in Language Acquisition Research Author Heike Behrens
ISBN-10 9789027290267
Release 2008-04-09
Pages 234
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Corpus research forms the backbone of research on children's language development. Leading researchers in the field present a survey on the history of data collection, different types of data, and the treatment of methodological problems. Morphologically and syntactically parsed corpora allow for the concise explorations of formal phenomena, the quick retrieval of errors, and reliability checks. New probabilistic and connectionist computations investigate how children integrate the multiple sources of information available in the input, and new statistical methods compute rates of acquisition as well as error rates dependent on sample size. Sample analyses show how multi-modal corpora are used to investigate the interaction of discourse and linguistic structure, how cross-linguistic generalizations for acquisition can be formulated and tested, and how individual variation can be explored. Finally, ways in which corpus research interacts with computational linguistics and experimental research are presented.


Bilingual Author François Grosjean
ISBN-10 9780674056459
Release 2010-08-15
Pages 304
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Whether in family life, social interactions, or business negotiations, half the people in the world speak more than one language every day. Yet many myths persist about bilingualism and bilinguals. In a lively and entertaining book, an international authority on bilingualism explores the many facets of life with two or more languages.