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Title: Emergence of Linguistic Abilities
Edited By: Sophie Kern
Frédérique Gayraud
Egidio Marsico
Description:

This book attempts to address an interrelated set of issues about the
emergence of linguistic abilities in the child.

The various chapters intend to shed light on a particular and critical
period in language development: the first three years of life. It is
generally assumed in the field of the ontogeny of language that the child's
first years of life are particularly crucial. This period is even sometimes
considered as predictive at least in the short term, of the later abilities
to communicate. During these first three years, gestures,
phonetico-phonological, lexical and morpho-syntactic skills chronologically
emerge.

The main goal of this book is to address the issue of continuity between
the developments of the different language components, by the means of
recent findings of experts in each domain.

Furthermore, the originality of this selection of chapters is to broaden
the scope of the discussion by including papers dealing with related
phenomena but from different perspectives such as phylogeny, pathology and
animal communication.

This book primarily concerns graduate students and researchers in the field
of language acquisition but the audience can also include scholars from
evolution of language, language pathology, animal communication,
ontogeny/phylogeny research fields.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): None
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847185320
ISBN-13: 9781847185327
Pages: 295
Prices: U.K. £ 39.99