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Born to Talk: An Introduction to Speech and Language Development, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Lloyd M. Hulit, Merle R. Howard, Kathleen R. Fahey

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 1, 2010

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Now in its Fourth Edition, Born to Talk: An Introduction to Speech and Language Development traces development through real time with attention to how the various components of language are integrated in a single child's journey to adult language.

 

Suitable for majors and non-majors, undergraduate and graduate students alike, this text provides a comprehensive view of speech and language development written in a reader-friendly manner. In addition to a real-time presentation of speech and language development, the book contains information on theories of language development, cognitive development, the anatomy and physiology of speech, language diversity, and communication disorders. It also includes revised sections on African American English, Hispanic English, cultural diversity in the public schools, adolescent and adult language, and a much expanded section on fluency disorders.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1

A Connection of Brains

            Separate but Related Processes

            Characteristics of Human Speech

            Speech:  The Tale of Two Brains

            Websites to Explore

            Review Questions

            References and Suggested Readings

Chapter 2

Language Acquisition:  A Theoretical Journey

            Evidence of Biology and Environment on Language-Learning 

            A Review:  The Major Theories of Language Acquisition

The Behaviorist Interpretation:  The Role of Nurturing — The Extreme View of Environmental Contributions to Language Development

Nativist Interpretation:  The Role of Biology —The Extreme View Nature’s Contributions to Language Development

Interactionist Interpretations

Piaget’s Cognitive Theory

Information Processing Theory/Competition Model

Social Interactionist View

Speech Act Theory:  A Focus on Pragmatics

Emergentist Perspective:  A New View

Websites to Explore

Review Questions

References and Suggested Readings

Chapter 3

Cognitive Development:  Building a Foundation for Language

            Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development

            Vygotsky’s Theory of Cognitive Development:  A Sociocultural Perspective

            Dynamic Systems Theory

            The Perceptual Groundwork for Communication

            Websites to Explore

            Review Questions

            References and Suggested Readings

Chapter 4

In the Beginning:  Communication Development from Birth to Two Years

            From the Beginning:  The Infant Communicates

            The Role of Social Contingency and Joint Attention/Reference in Communication

            Ready to Receive Language — Perception and Comprehension of Words

            Ready to Speak — Expressive Growth in Infancy

The Development of Communication Functions:  Using Communication to Get Things Done

Beyond Infancy:  The Emergence of Language

Syntactic Development:  From Words to Word Combinations

Comprehension and Production:  A Critical and Evolving Relationship

The Role of the Caregiver in the Acquisition of Early Language

Stage 1:  A Brief Look Back and a Glimpse Forward

Websites to Explore

Review Questions

References and Suggested Readings

Chapter 5

The Saga Continues:  Language Development through the Preschool Years

            Stage 2:  Elaborating Structure and Refining Meaning

            Stage 3:  Producing Longer, More Adultlike Sentences

            Stage 4:  Elaboration with Phrases and Clauses

            Stage 5.  Polishing the Act

            The Role of Comprehension and Production in the Development of Language

            Websites to Explore

            References and Suggested Readings

Chapter 6

Taking Language to School and into Adulthood

            Semantic Development

            Syntax and Morphology

            Pragmatics, Conversation, and Narratives

            Metalinguistic Development

            Learning to Read and Write

            Language into Adulthood

            Websites to Exlore

            Review Questions

            References and Suggested Readings

Chapter 7

The Building Blocks of Speech

            Describing Speech Sounds

            Early Development of Sounds for Speech

            Later Development of Speech Sounds

            Co-Articulation and Suprasegmental Aspects of Speech Production

            The Roles of Biology, Cognition, and Social Interaction in Phonological           Development

            Websites to Explore

            Review Questions

            References and Suggested Readings

Chapter 8

Language Diversity and Bilingual Language Development

            Dialects and Accents

            Regional Dialects

            Social/Cutural Dialects

            The Changing Face of America and Bilingual Language Development

            Simultaneous and Successive Language Acquisition

            Cognition, Language, and Literacy Development

            The Optimal Age of Second Language Learning

            A Closer Look at Simultaneous Bilingualism

            A Closer Look at Successive or Sequential Bilingualism

            Stages of Language Development in Bilingual Children

            Bilingualism:  Good, Bad, or Inevitable?

            Curricular Approaches, Teacher Preparation, and Classroom Environment

            Websites to Explore

            Review Questions

            References and Suggested Readings

Chapter 9

Speech and Language Disorders in Home, School, and Community

            Causes of Communication Disorders

            Characteristics of Speech and Language Disorders

            Four Students with Speech, Language, and Learning Problems

            Voice Disorders

            Fluency Disorders

            Websites to Explore

            References and Suggested Readings

Appendix

The Anatomical and Physiological Bases of Speech, Language, and Hearing

            Speech as the Product of Borrowed Structures

            The Four Processes of Speech

            Respiration

            Phonation

            Resonation

            Articulation

            The Four Processes in Review

            The Brain:  The Computer Center for Speech and Language

            The Ear:  An Energy Transformer

            The Complete Speech and Language Machine

            Review Questions

            References and Suggested Readings

Name Index

Subject Index

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