Introduction to Language Development

This text is intended to present information in a manner that is clear, concise, and reader-friendly. Fundamental concepts are presented through understandable text, relevant illustrations, straightforward tables, and bulleted reviews.

Introduction to Language Development

Introduction to Language Development (2nd Ed.) continues to provide the foundational information necessary for understanding the factors related to language development across the lifespan. Principles related to the fundamental domains the neuromotor, social, cognitive, and behavioral changes - that drive language development and their interactions are described. This text is intended to present information in a manner that is clear, concise, and reader-friendly. Fundamental concepts are presented through understandable text, relevant illustrations, straightforward tables, and bulleted reviews.

Dual Language Development Disorders A Handbook on Bilingualism and Second Language Learning

Updated with the latest research, this third edition of the bestselling textbook prepares SLPs and educators to support young children who are dual language learners and make informed decisions about assessment and intervention when a ...

Dual Language Development   Disorders  A Handbook on Bilingualism and Second Language Learning

Updated with the latest research, this third edition of the bestselling textbook prepares SLPs and educators to support young children who are dual language learners and make informed decisions about assessment and intervention when a disorder is present.

Bilingual Language Development The Role of Dominance

However, such research presupposes a definition of dominance, which is far from being settled. This gives rise to considerable differences in the operationalization of the concept across studies.

Bilingual Language Development  The Role of Dominance

It has long been established that bilingual speakers are rarely balanced in their languages so that one language is dominant. The contributions to the Research Topic “Bilingual Language Development: The Role of Dominance” focus on the potential effects of language dominance on the competence and processing of bilinguals, covering a large variety of language combinations and domains. Important aspects of such work are the interplay of L1-maintenance/attrition and possible L2-dominance, the direction of cross-linguistic influence (CLI) or code-mixing, as well as the effects of bilingualism on cognitive development, each addressed in several contributions. However, such research presupposes a definition of dominance, which is far from being settled. This gives rise to considerable differences in the operationalization of the concept across studies. The studies in this Research Topic present a multifaceted picture of the role of language dominance for L1-maintenance/attrition, L2-development and CLI. Though a unified story cannot emerge for such a complex subject, interesting new venues are explored including the impact of dominance shift during L1-re-exposure, comparisons of different types of bilingual groups, or operationalization of dominance through experiential measures. The variety of approaches and results is in part owed to the many language combinations studied and the fact that bilingual children, adults and atypical speakers are investigated. This diversity constitutes the interest of this Research Topic.

Language Development

Health Sciences & Professions

Language Development

Health Sciences & Professions

Emergent Literacy and Language Development

This concise, accessible book explores the connection between language acquisition and emergent literacy skills, and how this sets the stage for later literacy development.

Emergent Literacy and Language Development

This concise, accessible book explores the connection between language acquisition and emergent literacy skills, and how this sets the stage for later literacy development. Chapters address formative early experiences such as speaking and listening, being read to, and talking about print concepts and the alphabet. Written for early childhood professionals, reading specialists, and speech–language pathologists, the book describes effective assessment and instructional approaches for fostering language learning and emergent literacy in typically developing children and those at risk for language delays. Vivid case examples illustrate specific ways to collaborate with parents to give all children a strong foundation for school readiness and success.

Language Development and Social Interaction in Blind Children

This book provides an up-to-date account of blind children's developing communicative abilities with particular emphasis on social cognition and language acquisition from infancy to early school age.

Language Development and Social Interaction in Blind Children

This book provides an up-to-date account of blind children's developing communicative abilities with particular emphasis on social cognition and language acquisition from infancy to early school age. It purports to foster dialogue between those interested in the study of typically developing children and those interested in the development of children who are blind and to provide insights and new explanations of why the development of blind children may differ from that of sighted children. The book also aims to identify and examine current theoretical issues which are likely to be at the centre of developments in the fields of child language and developmental psychology. Language Development and Social Interaction in Blind Children is also a timely book. The study of blind children's development constitutes a unique opportunity to study the effect of vision on development, and more specifically on the development of language and certain aspects of social cognition. Current interest in the development of "theory of mind" and perspective taking in language learning, make the case of blind children crucial to our understanding of certain aspects of psychological functioning. The book explores these issues, challenges some widely-held beliefs about the development of communication in blind children, and provides a cohesive picture of our knowledge to date.

Children and Communication

Children and Communication


African Languages Development and the State

This shows that multilingusim does not pose for Africans the problems of communication that Europeans imagine and that the mismatch between policy statements and their pragmatic outcomes is a far more serious problem for future development

African Languages  Development and the State

This shows that multilingusim does not pose for Africans the problems of communication that Europeans imagine and that the mismatch between policy statements and their pragmatic outcomes is a far more serious problem for future development

Language and Development an International Perspective

Observations on Linguistic Neo - Colonialism in Eastern Europe ( and Africa )
ADAM MAKKAI In a recent paper entitled : “ Language and Development , ”
Professor Gilbert Ansre of Ghana discussed many of the needs , expectations ,
and ...

Language and Development  an International Perspective


Language Experience and Early Language Development

You might then wonder why , as I noted earlier , studies of sign language development report that children reach various language " milestones " at about ...

Language Experience and Early Language Development

Addresses one debate in language development, namely the relationship between children's language development and their language experience.

Language Development Across Childhood and Adolescence

How literacy affects later language development The term ' literacy here refers not only to the acquisition of written language skills , but to social ...

Language Development Across Childhood and Adolescence

This volume brings together work by scholars with backgrounds in linguistics, psycholinguistics, developmental psychology, education, and language pathology. As such, the book adds psycholinguistic and crosslinguistic perspectives to the clinical and classroom approaches that have dominated the study of later language development . Incorporating insights from prior language acquisition research, it goes beyond preschool age to consider both isolated utterances and extended discourse, conversational interactions and monologic text construction, and both written and spoken language use from early school-age across adolescence. Data from French, Hebrew, Spanish, and Swedish as well as English cover varied domains: morphology and lexicon, syntax and verb argument structure, as well as peer interaction, spelling, processing of on-line writing, and reading poetry. The epilogue suggests explanations for the findings documented. Across the book, the authors show how cognitive and social maturation combines with increased literacy in the path taken by schoolchildren and adolescents towards the flexible deployment of a growing repertoire of lexical elements in varied morpho-syntactic constructions and different discourse contexts that constitutes the hallmark of maturely proficient language use.

Language Development and Disorders

At present , predicting the course of a language disorder's development can only be guesswork ( Crystal 1984 ) . Such reasons presumably explain why ...

Language Development and Disorders

Communication disabilities are common, although their precise nature and degree of severity vary greatly among individuals. They are among the most handicapping of disabilities because they isolate a person and in so doing restrict social, educational, and occupational opportunities. One of the purposes of this book was to bring together theoretical, practical, and clinical knowledge from several disciplines that bear on language and communication into some reasonably accessible form. The intent is to provide a broad and multi-faceted view of language development and language disorders. Thus, contributions from education, linguistics, psychology, pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology, and speech therapy are included. They describe our current knowledge of language development, suggest classifications for language pathology, outline what is known of the epidemiology of language difficulties, consider assessment and therapy, alternative communication systems and the impact of the new technology on communication aids. The variety of perspectives that it provides will make it particularly useful to the range of specialists who are concerned with the development of communication skills and language disorders.

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Erika Hoff's LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, 5th Edition communicates both the content and the excitement of this quickly evolving field.

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Erika Hoff's LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, 5th Edition communicates both the content and the excitement of this quickly evolving field. By presenting a balanced treatment that examines all sides of the issues, Hoff helps readers understand different theoretical points of view-- and the research processes that have lead theorists to their findings. After an overview and history of the field, Hoff thoroughly covers the biological bases of language development and the core topics of phonological, lexical, and syntactic development. She also provides in-depth discussions of the communicative foundations of language, the development of communicative competence, language development in special populations, childhood bilingualism, and language development in the school years. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Heritage Language Development

Third, some Korean parents feel that the development of Korean literacy skills is not easy due to the lack of texts written specifically for child KHL ...

Heritage Language Development

This collection of studies investigates the individual, micro-psychological, and macro-societal factors that promote or discourage the development of child and young adult heritage language learners' spoken and written skills in East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean). The research presented in this book is based on empirical data from various learning and social settings in the United States and Canada. The contributors are themselves mostly from East Asian immigrant backgrounds and have worked closely with students from such backgrounds. This book also speaks to the needs for future research within East Asian communities that will (a) promote East Asian heritage language development in applied linguistics, (b) encourage parental, community, and national support for East Asian heritage language development, and (c) improve the teaching of oral and written skills for heritage learners of East Asian languages in various educational settings.

Language Development Aid and Human Rights in Education

Popular fallacies on the use of African languages in education. Social dynamics, Special Issue: Language and Development in Africa, 25(1), 81–100.

Language  Development Aid and Human Rights in Education

With a Foreword by Martin Carnoy. The debate about languages of instruction in Africa and Asia involves an analysis of both the historical thrust of national government and also development aid policies. Using case studies from Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa, Rwanda, India, Bangladesh and Malaysia, Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite argues that the colonial legacy is perpetuated when global languages are promoted in education. The use of local languages in instruction not only offers an effective means to contextualize the curriculum and improve student comprehension, but also to achieve quality education and rights in education. Evidence that science literacy is better served through local languages and adapted to local contexts is put forward with a new vision for science learning that invests cutting edge technologies with local context. This vision is crucial to the African and Asian development on their own terms and should take its rightful place as a human right in education.

Dual Language Development and Disorders

Filled with the information needed to make critical decisions, this book is a valuable reference for in-practice SLPs and educators, an ideal textbook for graduate students, and an easy-to-understand resource to share with parents.

Dual Language Development and Disorders

For professionals working with children who are bilingual or learning a second language during early childhood, it can be difficult to determine whether typical language development or a disorder is present. This resource on bilingual and second language acquisition can help. Research-based and accessible, Dual Language Development and Disorders dispels many myths about dual language development and answers key questions that might arise as speech-language pathologists and educators work with children and their parents. Readers will also benefit from detailed profiles of dual language learners, definitions of key terms, and clinical implications sections for selected chapters. Filled with the information needed to make critical decisions, this book is a valuable reference for in-practice SLPs and educators, an ideal textbook for graduate students, and an easy-to-understand resource to share with parents.

Child Language Development in Singapore and Malaysia

This book is the first attempt to bring together studies on various aspects of this subject done by academics from the two countries.

Child Language Development in Singapore and Malaysia

In recent years, there has been increasing interest in the English used in Singapore and Malaysia, including how children in these two countries acquire the languages used around them, particularly on their acquisition of English. This book is the first attempt to bring together studies on various aspects of this subject done by academics from the two countries. It begins with two background papers on the linguistic situation in Singapore and Malaysia, followed by studies of the cognitive development of children as it relates to language development. The third and fourth sections of the book contain papers dealing variously with the sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic aspects of language use with important implications on language learning and teaching in a multilingual context.

Supporting Early Language Development

This highly practical book will enable you to give children in your care the help they need to build their crucial language skills at the earliest point in their development.

Supporting Early Language Development

Early years practitioners, parents and carers, child minders, health visitors do you need effective ideas for giving your babies and toddlers support to become confident talkers? National research shows that poor language and communication skills have a profound effect on the life chances of children and young people. This highly practical book will enable you to give children in your care the help they need to build their crucial language skills at the earliest point in their development. Based on the author’s highly regarded SPIRALS language development programme, the book provides over 40 tried and tested sessions to help develop children’s early speech, language and communication. Each language concept is introduced one at a time and builds on the most frequently used words by infants. It suggests ways to use music, repetition, simple meaningful gestures and signing to reinforce children’s understanding. Features include: Clear guidelines for introducing specific games and activities at the right developmental level for babies and toddlers to develop their language skills from 0 to 3 1⁄2 years Ideas for progression based on child development Insights into the underlying psychology of the activities we suggest Advice on when to begin to use small group activities Guidance on what to do if a child is reluctant to join in. Practical suggestions for involving parents as partners Photocopiable recording sheets Suggestions for further reading and resources. Written by a leading authority in the field, this exciting new resource provides everything you need to support young children's language skills at the earliest point in their development.