For students taking introductory language development courses.
A balanced and multidimensional survey of language development rich in learning tools and features.
Language Development from Theory to Practice provides students with a user-friendly approach to key topics in language development, including research methods, theoretical perspectives, major language milestones from birth to adolescence, and language diversity and language disorders. The research based and theoretical foundation found in this engaging text is designed to prepare students for advanced study in subjects associated with language development by summarizing the various theoretical orientations that have guided research and practice. With an emphasis on the relevance of the material to students’ current and future experiences in clinical, educational, and research settings, this text also focuses on individual differences in language development, including those of children who are developing language in diverse cultures or who are developing language atypically. </INST> </P></ITEM></BL></P>
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Language Development: An Introduction
Chapter 2The Science and Theory of Language Development
Chapter 3Building Blocks of Language
Chapter 4 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Language
Chapter 5 Infancy: Let the Language Achievements Begin
Chapter 6 Toddlerhood: Exploring the World and Experimenting with Language
Chapter 7Preschool: Building Literacy on Language
Chapter 8 School-Age Years and Beyond: Developing Later Language
Chapter 9 Language Differences and Disorders
Subject and Name index
What Is Language?
Language as a Module of Human Cognition
How Does Language Relate to Speech, Hearing, and Communication?
What Are the Major Domains of Language?
Form, Content, and Use
Components of Form, Content, and Use
What Are Some Remarkable Features of Language?
What Are Language Differences and Language Disorders?
Who Studies Language Development and Why?
What Are Some Major Approaches to Studying Language Development?
Approaches to Studying Speech Perception
Approaches to Studying Language Production
Approaches to Studying Language Comprehension
What Are Some Major Language Development Theories?
Questions That Should Be Answered by Language Theories
Major Language Development Theories
How Do Language Development Theories Influence Practice?
Linkage of Theory to Practice
Instruction in English as a Second Language: Theory and Practice
Practices Informed by Language Theories
Evidence-Based Practice: Linking Theory, Science, and Practice
What Is Phonological Development?
Phonological Building Blocks
Influences on Phonological Development
What Is Morphological Development?
Morphological Building Blocks
Influences on Morphological Development
What Is Syntactic Development?
Syntactic Building Blocks
Influences on Syntactic Development
Influences on Syntactic Development
What Is Semantic Development?
Semantic Building Blocks
Influences on Semantic Development
What Is Pragmatic Development?
Pragmatic Building Blocks
Influences on Pragmatic Development
What Are Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology?
What Are The Major Structures And Functions Of The Human Brain?
How Does the Human Brain Process and Produce Language?
Syntax and Morphology
What Are Neurophysiological and Neuroanatomical Sensitive Periods?
Sensitive Periods Defined
Neuroanatomical and Neurophysiological Concepts Related to Sensitive Periods
Sensitive Periods and Language Acquisition
What Major Language Development Milestones Occur in Infancy?
Infant Speech Perception
Awareness of Actions and Intentions
What Are Some of the Early Foundations for Language Development?
Joint Reference and Attention
Daily Routines of Infancy
What Major Achievements in Language Form, Content, and Use Characterize Infancy?
What Factors Influence Infants’ Individual Achievements in Language?
How Do Researchers and Clinicians Measure Language Development in Infancy?
What Major Language Development Milestones Occur in Toddlerhood?
What Major Achievements in Language Form, CONTENT, and Use Characterize Toddlerhood?
What Factors Influence Toddlers’ Individual Achievements in Language?
How Do Resesarchers and Clinicians Measure Language Development in Toddlerhood?
What Major Language Development Milestones Occur in the Preschool Period?
What Major Achievements in Language Content, Form, and Use Characterize the Preschool Period?
What Factors Influence Preschoolers’ Individual Achievements in Language?
How Do Researchers and Clinicians Measure Language Development in the Preschool Period?
What Major Language Development Milestones Occur in the School-Age Years and Beyond?
Shifting Sources of Language Input
Acquisition of Metalinguistic Competence
What Major Achievements in Language Content, Form, and Use Characterize the School-Age Years and Beyond?
What Factors Influence School-Age Children’s, Adolescents’, and Adults’ Individual Competencies in Language?
Language and Gender
Language and Aging
How Do Researchers and Clinicians Measure Language Development in the School-Age Years and Beyond?
Assessment of Language Form
Assessment of Language Content
Assessment of Language Use
WHAT ARE DIALECTSWhat are?
What Are Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition?
Bilingualism and Multilingualism
Second Language Acquisition
What Is a Language Disorder?
Distinguishing Between Language Disorders and Language Differences
What Are The Major Types of Child Language Disorders?
Specific Language Impairment
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Traumatic Brain Injury
Identification and Treatment of Language Disorders
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