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The Communicative Competence of Young Children

A Modular Approach, 1st Edition

By Susan H. Foster

Routledge

254 pages

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How children first acquire language is one of the central issues in linguistics. This book draws on a wide range of research, including work in developmental psychology, anthropology and sociology, to explore the processes behind child language acquisition to the preschool period.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Background Concepts. 2. Foundations of early communication. 3. Prelinguistic communicative competence and the early lexicon. 4. Communicating with language. 5. Explaining the development of communicative competence. 6. Studying child language. Further reading. Bibliography. Index.

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Studies in Language and Linguistics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN009040
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Psycholinguistics