LINGUIST List 15.1548

Fri May 14 2004

Books: Language Acquisition: Williams, Lukin (Eds)

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  1. ksayers, The Development of Language: Williams, Lukin (Eds)

Message 1: The Development of Language: Williams, Lukin (Eds)

Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 05:25:56 -0400 (EDT)
From: ksayers <>
Subject: The Development of Language: Williams, Lukin (Eds)

Title: The Development of Language
Subtitle: Functional Perspectives on Species and Individuals
Series Title: Open Linguistics

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

Editor: Geoff Williams, University of Sydney
Editor: Annabelle Lukin, Macquarie University, Sydney

Hardback: ISBN: 0826457584, Pages: 256, Price: U.K. � 75.00


This book presents a unique range of interdisciplinary work on
questions of language development and evolution. It makes visible the
significant contribution which meaning-oriented linguistics is making
to debates about the origins of language - from the perspective of
language evolution in the species as well as language development in
the child. As well as linguistics in the systemic functional, or
Hallidayan, tradition, the book offers contributions from primatology,
psychiatry, sociology and education. The authors are able to address
major questions of deep social significance, including:

� the roles grammar in the emergence of consciousness.
� the dynamics of language variation in children's development.
� children's learning in and about a second language.
� the significance of different ways of talking about language for
 school literacy development.
� understanding borderline personality disorder from the perspective
 of language development.

Lingfield(s):	Language Acquisition
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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