LINGUIST List 15.177

Mon Jan 19 2004

Books: Language Acquisition: Verhoeven, van Balkom

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  1. cathleenpetree, Classification of Developmental Language Disorders: Verhoeven, van Balkom (Eds.)

Message 1: Classification of Developmental Language Disorders: Verhoeven, van Balkom (Eds.)

Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 11:49:23 -0500 (EST)
From: cathleenpetree <>
Subject: Classification of Developmental Language Disorders: Verhoeven, van Balkom (Eds.)

Title: Classification of Developmental Language Disorders
Subtitle: Theoretical Issues and Clinical Implications
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates		 
Editor: Ludo Verhoeven, University of Nijmegen 
Editor: Hans van Balkom, University of Nijmegen 

Hardback: ISBN: 0805841229, Pages: 464, Price: 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 0805841237, Pages: 464, Price: 49.95

The goal of this multidisciplinary presentation of issues concerning
children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) is to address the
question: How can a child´┐ŻEuro(tm)s linguistic environment be
restructured such that children at risk will succeed in the
development of important adaptive skills in the areas of self-care,
social interaction, and problemsolving? Since the variety of language
profiles in SLI children is high, a better understanding of the nature
of SLI is necessary.

The editors, Ludo Verhoeven and Hans van Balkom, have collected
contributions from an international group of scholars. The volume
focuses on the classification of subtypes in developmental disorders,
noting etiology, typology, and clinical considerations. In Part I, a
wide range of theoretical positions are reviewed. In Part II,
competing hypotheses are tested in the domains of auditory perception,
speech output, lexicon, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics. Finally,
Part III overviews the clinical implications of recent research
results, suggesting how new insights into developmental language
disorders can be translated into guidelines for assessment and

Classification of Developmental Language Disorders: Theoretical Issues
is an essential volume for any scholar or professional with an
interest in children with SLI. The book also will introduce the
classification of SLI to both undergraduate and graduate students in
the field of developmental language disorders, providing a bridge
between theoretical and practical issues.

Lingfield(s):	Language Acquisition 			 

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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