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  • Phonological Skills and Learning to Read

    By Usha Claire Goswami, Peter Bryant

    In this classic edition of their ground-breaking work, Usha Goswami and Peter Bryant revisit their influential theory about how phonological skills support the development of literacy. The book describes three causal factors which can account for children’s reading and spelling development:…

    Paperback – 2016-05-05 
    Psychology Press
    Psychology Press & Routledge Classic Editions

  • Biology and Knowledge Revisited

    From Neurogenesis to Psychogenesis

    Edited by Sue Taylor Parker, Jonas Langer, Constance Milbrath

    Based on the Annual Symposium of the Jean Piaget Society, Biology and Knowledge Revisited focuses on the classic issue of the relationship between nature and nurture in cognitive and linguistic development, and their neurological substrates. Contributors trace the history of ideas concerning the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
    Psychology Press
    Jean Piaget Symposia Series

  • Age of Acquisition Effects in Word and Object Processing

    A Special Issue of Visual Cognition

    Edited by Chris Barry, Robert A. Johnston

    Models of word and object processing have been informed by experimental data relating to the effects of important marker variables, particularly word frequency. In recent times, however, the role of word frequency has come to be questioned due to the demonstration of the impact of a correlated…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
    Psychology Press

  • The Crosslinguistic Study of Language Acquisition

    Volume 3

    Edited by Dan Isaac Slobin

    Extending the tradition of this series, which has become a standard reference work in language acquisition, this volume contains chapters on seven more languages, including a section on ergative languages. Languages in this volume include:* Georgian* Greenlandic* K'iche Mayan*Warlpiri* Mandarin*…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Psychology Press

  • Children’s Play, Pretense, and Story

    Studies in Culture, Context, and Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Edited by Susan Douglas, Lesley Stirling

    At the heart of this volume is the recognition that children’s engagement with play and story are intrinsically and intricately linked. The contributing authors share a passionate interest in the development and well-being of children, in particular through their use of imagination and adaptation…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15
    Routledge

  • Children's Literacy Development

    A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Learning to Read and Write, 2nd Edition

    By Catherine McBride

    In the thoroughly updated second edition of this unique book, Catherine McBride examines how the languages we know help structure the process of becoming literate. Taking an ecological and distinctively cross-cultural perspective, the book looks at reading and writing development and impairment…

    Paperback – 2015-11-27
    Routledge
    International Texts in Developmental Psychology

  • Ultimate Attainment in Second Language Acquisition

    A Case Study

    By Donna Lardiere

    The first book-length treatment of its type, Ultimate Attainment in Second Language Acquisition is a case study with a solid theoretical grounding that examines the language of an immigrant learner of English, and thereby presents a much needed understanding of the linguistic competence of second…

    Paperback – 2015-10-06
    Routledge

  • Children's Language

    Volume 8

    Edited by Keith E. Nelson, Zita R‚ger

    Each child is spoken to by genetic heritage and by the rich current set of interactional environments -- familial, local community, and broader cultural voices. Using past structures and paradigms of scholarship, scholars seek to understand what the child achieves in language and how. The tools…

    Paperback – 2015-08-25
    Psychology Press

  • Children's Language

    Volume 11: Interactional Contributions To Language Development

    Edited by Keith E. Nelson, Ayhan Aksu-Ko‡, Carolyn E. Johnson, Ayhan Aksu-Koc

    These volumes present coherent sets of papers developed along two of the thematic lines that underscored the program of the meeting of the International Association for the Study of Child Language in Istanbul in the summer of 1996. Thoroughly reviewed and updated to reflect the state of child…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Psychology Press

  • Routes to Language

    Studies in Honor of Melissa Bowerman

    Edited by Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole

    This volume contains contributions from leaders in the field of child language in honor of one of the preeminent scholars in the field of child language acquisition, Melissa Bowerman. Melissa Bowerman has had a profound, widespread, and enduring influence on research conducted in the field for…

    Paperback – 2015-06-23
    Psychology Press

  • Mental Logic

    Edited by Martin D.S. Braine, David P. O'Brien, Martin Braine

    Over the past decade, the question of whether there is a mental logic has become subject to considerable debate. There have been attacks by critics who believe that all reasoning uses mental models and return attacks on mental-models theory. This controversy has invaded various journals and has…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
    Psychology Press

  • The Grammar of Autobiography

    A Developmental Account

    By Jean Quigley

    This is the first book to bring together four distinct literatures--functional linguistics, child language, narrative development, and discursive psychology. It is an outgrowth of the historical relationship between psychology and linguistics, especially the post-Wittgensteinian "turn to language."…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
    Psychology Press

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