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.
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.