Introduction to Language Development

Introduction to Language Development

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There are between 4, 000 and 6, 000 languages remaining in the world and the characteristics of these languages vary widely. How could an infant born today master any language in the world, regardless of the languagea€™s characteristics? Shelia M. Kennison answers this question through a comprehensive introduction to language development, taking a unique perspective that spans the period before birth through old age. Introduction to Language Development offers in-depth discussions on key topics, including: the biological basis of language, perceptual development, grammatical development, development of lexical knowledge, social aspects of language, bilingualism, the effect of language on thought, cognitive processing in language production and comprehension, language-related delays and disorders, and language late in life.Table 9.2 Fromkina#39;s Six Stages of In 1971, Victoria Fromkin published a groundbreaking article on speech errors. She developed a classification system for different types of speech errors. She also published a model of speech planning usinganbsp;...

Title:Introduction to Language Development
Author:Shelia M. Kennison
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2013-07-18


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