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:
Written by an experienced author and teacher, Language in Children is essential reading for students studying this topic.
1. Where do Children Learn their First Language?
2. Recognizing and Producing Words
3. Mapping Meanings to Words
4. Using Language
5. Early Constructions
6. More Elaborate Constructions
7. Carrying on a Conversation
8. Perspectives, Viewpoints, and Voices
9. More than One Language at Once
10. Process in Acquisition
General Resources and Further Reading
Silly Talk Directed at Infants May Be More Educational than Imagined (Rutgers University News)
Early brain connections key to reading (Science Daily)