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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Title: First Language Acquisition
Subtitle: The Essential Readings
Edited By: Barbara C. Lust
Claire Foley
URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=0631232540
Series Title: Linguistics: Essential Readings

First Language Acquisition: The Essential Readings is a collection of pioneering classics that provide a framework for understanding current work in each of the basic areas of language acquisition: morphology, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.

Collects classic works that provide the foundation for current research in the field of first language acquisition.
Includes selections from Noam Chomsky, Jean Piaget, Eric Lenneberg and Roman Jakobson, as well as others who contributed groundbreaking discoveries, insights, concepts, and methods.
Presents framework for understanding current work in each of the basic areas of language acquisition: morphology, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.
Provides valuable resource for students and scholars of language acquisition, cognitive development, and cognitive science.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631232559
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 496
Prices: U.K. £ 13.99
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ISBN: 0631232540
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 496
Prices: U.K. £ 45.50
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