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Child Language

2nd Edition

By Jean Stilwell Peccei


128 pages

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Building on the established strengths of the first edition, Child Language has now been fully updated and includes some basic theory content, more exercises and summaries at the end of each unit.

Child Language:

* introduces students to key areas involved in the study of children's language: vocabulary development, word and sentence structure, conversational skills and pronunciation

* contains a corpus of children's language

* includes suggestions for project work.


`Particularly suitable for my first year students, who have little background in linguistics. Genuine data and practical exercises are among the strengths of this invaluable workbook.' - Jamal Ardehali, Glasgow University

'Excellent as a pre-course introduction to language acquisition; goodpractical exercises to assimilate information.' - G.Stoneham, St Mark and St John College, Plymouth

About the Series

Language Workbooks

Routledge Language Workbooks provide absolute beginners with practical introductions to core areas of language study. Books in the series provide comprehensive coverage of the area as well as a basis for further investigation. Each Language Workbook guides the reader through the subject using 'hands-on' language analysis, equipping them with the basic analytical skills needed to handle a wide range of data. Written in a clear and simple style, with all technical concepts fully explained, Language Workbooks can be used for independent study or as part of a taught class. Language Workbooks:

  • teach through 'hands-on' language analysis, exercises with answer keys
  • give a balanced insight into basic linguistic theory
  • apply basic analytical skills to a wide range of data
  • explain all technical concepts clearly and simply
  • are written by experienced teachers in the field.

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