Language in Children

1st Edition

Eve V. Clark

Routledge
Published August 23, 2016
Textbook - 162 Pages
ISBN 9781138906075 - CAT# Y185844
Series: Routledge Guides to Linguistics

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Summary

Language in Children provides a concise and basic introduction for students studying child language acquisition for the first time. Starting from the first sounds a child produces, this book covers all the stages a child goes through in acquiring a language. This title:

  • Illustrates developmental stages from the recognition of sounds and words to the ability to hold a conversation, also covering bilingual upbringing and language disorders;
  • Features real-life examples of all the phenomena discussed, from languages such as French, Spanish and Portuguese as well as English;
  • Incorporates guidance on sources for further reading and exploration by chapter;
  • Is supported by a companion website that includes exercises with links to real-world data in the CHILDES archive.

Written by an experienced author and teacher, Language in Children is essential reading for students studying this topic.

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