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Development of Language, The, 8th Edition

By Jean Berko Gleason, Nan Bernstein Ratner

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 22, 2012

Description

Combining the contributions of experts and highly-respected researchers, the eighth edition of Language Development offers a definitive exploration of language acquisition and development from infancy through adulthood.

 

Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, it examines what we know about language development—addressing communication development in infancy, phonological development, semantic development, morphology and syntax. Broadening the scope of study, it puts language development into larger biological, social and cultural contexts, while investigating individual differences, atypical development, literacy and even language development in adults. This edition includes more on cross-linguistic language acquisition (emphasizing Spanish), new research on the nature and treatment of language disorders in children, and new perspectives on the impact of culture on language development and variation.

 

Table of Contents

1.     THE DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE: AN OVERVIEW AND A PREVIEW

        Jean Berko Gleason, Boston University

 

2.     COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY

        Rochelle Newman, University of Maryland

        Jacqueline Sachs, University of Connecticut

 

3.     PHONOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT: LEARNING SOUNDS AND SOUND PATTERNS

        Carol Stoel-Gammon, University of Washington

        Lise Menn, University of Colorado

 

4.     SEMANTIC DEVELOPMENT: LEARNING THE MEANINGS OF WORDS

        Paola Uccelli, Harvard Graduate School of Education

        Barbara Alexander Pan, Harvard Graduate School of Education

 

5.     PUTTING WORDS TOGETHER: MORPHOLOGY AND SYNTAX IN THE PRESCHOOL YEARS

        Helen Tager-Flusberg, Boston University

        Andrea Zukowski, University of Maryland

 

6.     LANGUAGE IN SOCIAL CONTEXTS: DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE

        Judith Becker Bryant, University of South Florida

    

7.      THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

         John N. Bohannon III, Butler University

         John D. Bonvillian, University of Virginia

 

8.      VARIATION IN LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT: IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH AND THEORY

          Beverly A. Goldfield, Rhode Island College

          Catherine E. Snow, Harvard Graduate School of Education

          Ingrid A Willenberg, Macquarie University

 

9.      ATYPICAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

          Nan Bernstein Ratner, University of Maryland, College Park

 

10.    LANGUAGE AND LITERACY IN THE SCHOOL YEARS

          Gigliana Melzi, New York University

          Adina R. Schick, New York University

 

11.     DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ADULT YEARS

          Loraine K. Obler, City University of New York Graduate Center