eBook Encyclopedia of Language Development, 1st Edition

  • Patricia J. Brooks
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1483346439
  • ISBN-13: 9781483346434
  • DDC: 401.9303
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 750 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released July 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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The progression from newborn to sophisticated language user in just a few short years is often described as wonderful and miraculous. What are the biological, cognitive, and social underpinnings of this miracle? What major language development milestones occur in infancy? What methodologies do researchers employ in studying this progression? Why do some become adept at multiple languages while others face a lifelong struggle with just one? What accounts for declines in language proficiency, and how might such declines be moderated? Despite an abundance of textbooks, specialized monographs, and a couple of academic handbooks, there has been no encyclopedic reference work in this area--until now. The Encyclopedia of Language Development covers the breadth of theory and research on language development from birth through adulthood, as well as their practical application.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Articles.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editors.
List of Contributors.
1: Adjectives.
2: Adolescent Language Development and Use.
3: Adoption Studies of Second First-Language Acquisition.
4: Age of Acquisition Effects.
5: Alignment (Interactive).
6: Apraxia of Speech, Childhood.
7: Argument Structure.
8: Aspect.
9: Assessment of Language Abilities.
10: Associative Processes.
11: Auditory Processing and Language Impairments.
12: Auditory Sequence/Artificial Grammar Learning.
13: Autism and Language Development.
14: Autobiographical Memory Role of Language.
15: Auxiliary and Modal Verbs.
16: Baby Sign Systems.
17: Bayesian Inference in Word Learning.
18: Bilingual Language Development.
19: Bilingualism: Effects on Cognitive Development.
20: Bilingualism: Interactions Between Languages.
21: Brown, Roger.
22: Bruner, Jerome.
23: Category-Based Induction.
24: Child Language Data Exchange System.
25: Child-Directed Speech (Effects of Variation in Quality).
26: Child-Directed Speech (Features of).
27: Chomsky, Noam.
28: Chunk-Based Language Acquisition.
29: Color Cognition and Language Development.
30: Computational Models of Language Development.
31: Conceptual Foundations of Early Word Learning.
32: Connectionist Models of Language Development.
33: Conversational Implicature.
34: Conversational Skills.
35: Corpus-Based Methods.
36: Critical Period in Language Development.
37: Cross-Cultural Factors in Communicative Development.
38: Cross-Linguistic Investigation of Language Impairments.
39: Cross-Linguistic Research on Literacy Development.
40: Cross-Modal Perception of Speech.
41: Cross-Situational Word Learning.
42: Cultural Learning.
43: Developmental Dyslexia.
44: Diagnosing Language Impairments.
45: Diagnosing Reading Impairments.
46: Dialect Usage and Language Development.
47: Diminutives in Child-Directed and Child Speech.
48: Discourse-Pragmatics.
49: Distributional Knowledge and Language Learning.
50: Domain Specificity.
51: Dual-Route Model of Reading Development.
52: Dyadic Interaction and Early Communicative Development.
53: Dynamic Synchrony and Early Word Learning.
54: Dynamic Systems Theory and Language Development.
55: Early Second Language Acquisition.
56: Early Word Learning.
57: Effects of Head Start Early Intervention on Language Development.
58: Effects of Schooling on Language Development.
59: Electrophysiology Methods in Language Development.
60: Emergentist Coalition Model of Word Learning.
61: Epistemic Markers.
62: Event Perception and Language Development.
63: Evidential Markers.
64: Evolutionary Perspectives on Language Development.
65: Executive Functions and Language Development/Processing.
66: Fast Mapping in Lexical Development.
67: Filler Syllables and Acquisition of Grammatical Morphemes.
68: Finite Verbs.
69: First Language Attrition and Loss in Bilinguals.
70: Focal Lesions and Language Development.
71: Frequency Effects in Language Development.
72: Functional Brain Imaging Methods in Language Development.
73: Gender Differences in Language Development.
74: Generalization of Linguistic Patterns.
75: Generics.
76: Genetic Basis of Language Development and Impairment.
77: Genetic Syndromes and Language Development.
78: Gestures in Communicative Development (Overview).
79: Grammatical Categories.
80: Grammatical Development in Children with Language Impairments.
81: Grammatical Gender.
82: Grammaticality Judgment Task.
83: High-Amplitude Sucking Procedure.
84: Home Environment (Effects on Language and Literacy Development).
85: Home Sign.
86: Humor.
87: Hyper-Articulation of Child-Directed Speech.
88: Imitation in Communicative Development.
89: Individual Differences in Adult L1 Attainment.
90: Induction in Language Learning.
91: Interrelationship of Language and Cognitive Development (Overview).
92: Intervention for Child Language Impairments.
93: Item-Based/Exemplar-Based Learning.
94: Joint Attention and Language Development.
95: Labeling Effects on Cognitive Development.
96: Language and Motor Interactions in Development.
97: Language Development in Children with Cochlear Implants.
98: Language Development in Deaf Children.
99: Language Development in Preterm Infants and Children.
100: Language Development in Twins.
101: Language for Reading.
102: Language Learning in Avians.
103: Language Learning in Cetaceans.
104: Language Learning in Dogs.
105: Language Learning in Nonhuman Primates.
106: Late Talkers.
107: Learning Words from Overheard Speech.
108: Less-Is-More Hypothesis.
109: Lexical Bootstrapping.
110: Lexical Development.
111: Lexical Innovations.
112: Linguistic Tonal Systems.
113: Literacy Effects on Cognitive Development.
114: Literacy Instruction Methods.
115: Long-Distance Dependencies.
116: Lying.
117: MacArthur-Bates CDI.
118: Matthew Effects (Rich Get Richer).
119: Mechanisms of Cultural Transmission and Language Learning.
120: Meta-Linguistic Awareness.
121: Metaphor.
122: Metrical Segmentation.
123: Milestones in Language Development.
124: Morphological Development.
125: Motion Expression.
126: Multiple Cues in Language Acquisition.
127: Narrative Development.
128: Natural Pedagogy.
129: Neonatal Preference for Speech.
130: Neonatal Speech Perception.
131: Neural Basis of Language Development.
132: Nonliteral Language Use.
133: Noun Bias in Word Learning.
134: Numerical Cognition and Language Development.
135: Otitis Media and Language Development.
136: Over-Extension and Under-Extension in Word Learning.
137: Over-Generalization of Grammatical Constructions.
138: Over-Regularization in Morphological Development.
139: Parental Responsiveness and Scaffolding of Language Development.
140: Parsing/Sentence Processing.
141: Pediatric Audiology.
142: Perseveration and Speech Errors in Child Language Production.
143: Perspective Taking in Communication.
144: Phoneme Discrimination.
145: Phonological and Prosodic Bootstrapping.
146: Phonological Awareness.
147: Phonological Development.
148: Phonological Development in Children with Language Impairments.
149: Phonological Processes in Lexical Development.
150: Phonological Templates.
151: Play and Its Role in Language Development.
152: Pointing.
153: Pragmatic Development.
154: Prediction in Language Learning, Role of.
155: Preferential Looking/Head-Turn Preference Procedures.
156: Prelinguistic Vocalization (Overview).
157: Principles-and-Parameters Framework.
158: Private Speech/Inner Speech.
159: Processing Deficits in Children with Language Impairments.
160: Pronouns.
161: Proto-Conversation and Song in Infant Communication.
162: Quantifiers.
163: Questions.
164: Reading, Development of.
165: Reading Comprehension.
166: Recasts, Clarifications, and Other Indirect Negative Evidence.
167: Referential Communication.
168: Relational Terms.
169: Semantic Development.
170: Semantic Development in Children with Language Impairments.
171: Shape Bias in Word Learning.
172: Sign Language Acquisition.
173: Slow Mapping in Lexical Development.
174: Social Conventions, Learning of.
175: Social Foundations of Communicative Development.
176: Social Functioning in Children with Language Impairments.
177: Social Shaping of Infant Vocalization.
178: Socioeconomic Factors.
179: Sound Symbolism.
180: Spatial Cognition and Language Development.
181: Specific Language Impairment (Overview).
182: Speech Acts.
183: Speech Perception and Categorization.
184: Speech Processing.
185: Speech Prosody.
186: Speech Sounds, Articulation of.
187: Speech Variability (Infant Accommodation to).
188: Spelling.
189: Spoken Word Recognition.