Children Learning Language: Practical Introduction to Communication Development, 1st Edition

  • Rita C. Naremore, Ph.D. Indiana University
  • Robert Hopper, Ph.D. University of Texas
  • ISBN-10: 1565938569  |  ISBN-13: 9781565938564
  • 240 Pages
  • © 1997 | Published
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Lively and current, CHILDREN LEARNING LANGUAGE is a practical inviting choice for courses in communication development, children's language, and educational methods. Known for its pragmatic focus on sound theoretical basis, this text-now in its third edition-offers thorough coverage of language cognition, the learning environment, and its applications to other educational curriculum.

Features and Benefits

  • The latest research findings on such topics as dialects, second language acquisition, individual differences in language development, and prelinguistic communication behaviors in infants
  • Annotated lists of suggested readings that encourage students to explore topics in greater depth
  • Expand coverage of cultural influences on language development
  • New chapter on written language and literacy

Table of Contents

The Child's Garden of Eloquence. The Child and the Environment. Child Speech as a Biological Process. The Language-Learning Environment. Preverbal communication. The Language System: What is Being Learned. Development of the Sound System. Development of Meaning. Development of Syntax. Development of Pragmatics. Language in the Larger World. Language and Cognition. How Children Learn to Communicate. Language Diversity Teaching Communication to Children. When Language Development Goes Awry. Children's Speech and Literacy Index.

What's New

  • Suggested projects in each chapter that provide first-hand experience for students in data gathering and analysis

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Rita C. Naremore, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University