Textbooks: Language Development

  • 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 – 2015-12-14 
    International Texts in Developmental Psychology

  • Cognitive Development

    An Advanced Textbook

    Edited by Marc H. Bornstein, Michael E. Lamb

    This new text consists of parts of Bornstein and Lamb’s Developmental Science, 6th edition along with new introductory material that as a whole provides a cutting edge and comprehensive overview of cognitive development. Each of the world-renowned contributors masterfully introduces the…

    Paperback – 2011-03-25
    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…

    Hardback – 2008-12-19
    Psychology Press
    Psychology Press Festschrift Series

  • Understanding Developmental Language Disorders

    From Theory to Practice

    Edited by Courtenay Frazier Norbury, J. Bruce Tomblin, Dorothy V.M. Bishop

    Developmental language disorders (DLD) occur when a child fails to develop his or her native language often for no apparent reason. Delayed development of speech and/or language is one of the most common reasons for parents of preschool children to seek the advice of their family doctor. Although…

    Paperback – 2008-07-01
    Psychology Press

  • An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

    2nd Edition

    By Keith Johnson

    An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching presents an engaging, student-friendly guide to the fields of foreign language learning and teaching. For students beginning their study of these fields, the book provides essential background information, dealing with language learning and…

    Paperback – 2008-06-19
    Learning about Language

  • The Syllable in Speech Production

    Perspectives on the Frame Content Theory

    Edited by Barbara L. Davis, Krisztina Zajdo

    As a testament to the scope of Peter MacNeilage’s scholarly work across his 40 year career, contributions to this tribute volume represent a broad spectrum of the seminal issues addressed by phonetic and evolutionary science over a number of years. Approaches to the problems raised by attempting to…

    Paperback – 2008-02-08
    Taylor & Francis

  • The Bilingualism Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Li Wei

    The Bilingualism Reader is the definitive reader for the study of bilingualism. Designed as an integrated and structured student resource it provides invaluable editorial material that guides the reader through different sections and covers: definitions and typology of bilingualism language…

    Paperback – 2006-12-21

  • Cognitive Linguistics

    An Introduction

    By Vyvyan Evans, Melanie Green

    A general introduction to the area of theoretical linguistics known as cognitive linguistics, this textbook provides up-to-date coverage of all areas of the field, including recent developments within cognitive semantics (such as Primary Metaphor Theory, Conceptual Blending Theory, and Principled…

    Paperback – 2006-03-03

  • Introducing Cognitive Development

    By Laura Taylor

    Interest in cognitive development has been resurgent in recent years as a result of continuing improvements in technology and the new methods of research these enable. Introducing Cognitive Development brings a new focus and clarity to this theoretically complex area. Using numerous illustrations…

    Paperback – 2005-10-06
    Psychology Press
    Psychology Focus

  • The Child Language Reader

    Edited by Kate Trott, Sushie Dobbinson, Patrick Griffiths

    The Child Language Reader provides an introduction to the most important research in child language acquisition and development. Including extensive editorial introductions, which explain key background, assumptions and terminology, and organized into thematic sections, it brings the reader into…

    Paperback – 2003-12-18

  • Testing Second Language Speaking

    By Glenn Fulcher

    The testing and assessment of second language learners is an essential part of the language learning process. Glenn Fulcher's Testing Second Language Speaking is a state-of-the-art volume that considers the assessment of speaking from historical, theoretical and practical perspectives.The book…

    Paperback – 2003-08-27
    Applied Linguistics and Language Study

  • The Communicative Grammar of English Workbook

    By Edward Dr. Woods, Rudy Coppieters

    The companion text to A Communicative Grammar of English (CGE), this workbook presents an opportunity for practising the points raised in the main grammar. The units follow the order of sections in Part One and Part Two of CGE; at the beginning of each sub-unit there is a brief explanation of a…

    Paperback – 2002-12-13

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