The Development of Language (9e) : 9780134161143

The Development of Language (9e)

Gleason & Bernstein
 
Edition
 
9
ISBN
 
9780134161143
ISBN 10
 
0134161149
Published
 
02/03/2016
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
432
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$256.99
 
 
 
Description

 

World-renowned experts and cutting-edge researchers provide a definitive exploration of language acquisition and development from infancy through adulthood.

In a multi-disciplinary approach–and written by outstanding scholars known for their expertise in the areas they discuss–The Development of Language focuses on language acquisition throughout the lifespan, with new coverage of linguistic achievements in the first year of life and through the middle school years. It examines what we know about language development using biological, social, and cultural contexts, while also investigating individual differences, atypical development, literacy, and language development in adults.

 

The new edition emphasises language development in children who are learning languages other than English or are bilingual and includes new information about children with risk factors for language delay or disorder. Within each topical area, such as speech production, vocabulary, syntax, pragmatics, and literacy, the authors integrate discussion of potential problems or differences in how children learn the various aspects of language. Cultural influences that lead to group and individual variation in children’s language environments and profiles of language development are addressed throughout.

 

Each chapter is written by world-renowned scholars and cutting-edge researchers, and each chapter provides a helpful summary, list of key words, a comprehensive text glossary explaining each term, and extensive links to video resources that help bring the concepts to clarity, through examples of child communication behaviours, insights into how research into child language is conducted, and first person interviews with influential researchers in the field.

 

Table of contents
  • 1 THE DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE: An Overview and a Preview
  • 2 COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY
  • 3 PHONOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT: Learning Sounds and Sound Patterns
  • 4 SEMANTIC DEVELOPMENT: Learning the Meanings of Words
  • 5 PUTTING WORDS TOGETHER: Comprehension and Production of Morphology and Syntax in the Preschool Years
  • 6 LANGUAGE IN SOCIAL CONTEXTS: Development of Communicative Competence
  • 7 THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
  • 8 VARIATION IN LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT: Implications for Research and Theory
  • 9 ATYPICAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
  • 10 LANGUAGE AND LITERACY IN THE SCHOOL YEARS
  • 11 BILINGUAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
  • Summary 3
  • Suggested Projects
  • References
  • Glossary
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index
New to this edition

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Key content changes include:

  • An emphasis on the bilingual development experience explores the ramifications of being a bilingual child, both in a dedicated NEW chapter and interspersed throughout. (Ch. 11)
  • Typical development in a topic area (e.g., speech, vocabulary, reading) is now integrated with most commonly served difficulties/disorders seen in learning this skill.
  • A reframed Chapter 9 on Atypical Development concentrates on crosscutting concepts in child communication delay and disorder, helping readers understand common themes across the many causes and manifestations of delay in learning critical communication skills, such as genetics, environmental deprivation, and the common features of developmental disabilities that impair language learning.
  • Extensive media links toexamples of concepts, first-hand expert interviews, and illustrations that deepen student appreciation of concepts now appear in each chapter.
  • New coverage of socio-economic disparities and their impacts on children’s communication development appears in Chapter 4 and integrated throughout.
  • Updated coverage of neurological, genetic, and anthropological research that places children’s language development in a larger context appears in Chapter 1 and is interwoven throughout almost all of the chapters.

 

Features & benefits
  • A wide array of outstanding pedagogical features ensure student learning, among them media examples, suggested projects, extensive references, and key words/glossary entries for each chapter.
    • NEW! Extensive media links to examples of concepts, first-hand expert interviews, and illustrations that deepen student appreciation of concepts now appear in each chapter.
  • The most current coverage of major concepts in child communication development and disorder are presented throughout.
    • NEW! Typical development in a topic area (e.g., speech, vocabulary, reading) is now integrated with most commonly served difficulties/disorders seen in learning this skill.
    • UPDATED coverage of neurological, genetic, and anthropological research that places children’s language development in a larger context appears in Chapter 1 and is interwoven throughout almost all of the chapters.
    • NEW! A reframed Chapter 9 on Atypical Development concentrates on crosscutting concepts in child communication delay and disorder, helping readers understand common themes across the many causes and manifestations of delay in learning critical communication skills, such as genetics, environmental deprivation, and the common features of developmental disabilities that impair language learning.
    • NEW coverage of socio-economic disparities and their impacts on children’s communication development appears in Chapter 4 and integrated throughout.
  • An emphasis on pre-linguistic development positions children’s language development in the context of infant milestones and achievements that are understood to be critical to later development.
  • NEW! An emphasis on the bilingual development experience explores the ramifications of being a bilingual child, both in a dedicated NEW chapter and interspersed throughout. (Ch. 11)
Author biography

Jean Berko Gleason, PhD. is one of the world’s leading experts on children’s language and one of the founding mothers of the field of psycholinguistics. She created the famous “Wug Test”, which reveals how children learn the rules of language, such as how to make singular words plural. Her current work investigates parents’ speech and the interactive nature of language acquisition.  She is the author of leading textbooks in her field and many influential studies of aphasia, language development, gender differences in language, and language in the Roma community in Hungary.

 

Dr. Berko Gleason is Professor Emerita in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University.  A member of the Academy of Aphasia, she is past president of the International Association for the Study of Child Language and of the Gypsy Lore Society, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  Her classic work in child language development is frequently cited in the professional literature and featured in the popular media. She is a featured scientist in the award-winning PBS online Nova Science Now series The Secret Life of Scientists.

 

Nan Bernstein Ratner, Ed.D., C.C.C. is Professor, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland at College Park and participating faculty in the Maryland Language Sciences Center and Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience, and a Board-Recognized Specialist in Child Language and Language Disorders. Dr. Bernstein Ratner is the editor of numerous volumes, and author of numerous chapters and articles addressing language acquisition and fluency in children. Many of her research reports can be found in the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research and other major journals, with chapters in major texts on child speech and language development. With Jean Berko Gleason, Dr. Bernstein Ratner is the author of the text Psycholinguistics as well as prior editions of The Development of Language. In 2014, Dr. Bernstein Ratner received the Honors of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association; she was made a Psychology Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2015.

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