* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 20.343

Mon Feb 02 2009

Books: Language Acquisition: Clark

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>


Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.
Directory
        1.    Daniel Davies, First Language Acquisition: Clark


Message 1: First Language Acquisition: Clark
Date: 29-Jan-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: First Language Acquisition: Clark
E-mail this message to a friend

Title: First Language Acquisition
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Eve V. Clark
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521514132 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 140.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521514132 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 70.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521732932 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 23.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521732932 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 42.99
Abstract:

Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book.

Babies are not born talking, they learn language, starting immediately from
birth. How does this process take place? When do children master the skills
needed for using language successfully? What stages do they go through as
they learn to understand and talk? Do the languages they learn affect the
way they think? This new edition of Eve Clark's highly successful textbook
focuses on children's acquisition of a first language, the stages of
development they go through, and how they use language as they learn. It
reports on recent findings in each area covered, includes a completely new
chapter on the acquisition of two languages and shows how speech to
children differs by social class. Skilfully integrating actual data with
coverage of current theories and debates, it is an essential guide to
studying language acquisition for those working in linguistics,
developmental psychology and cognitive science.

1. Acquiring language: issues and questions;

Part I. Getting Started:
2. In conversation with children;
3. Starting on language: perception;
4. Early words;
5. Sounds in words: production;
6. Words and meanings;

Part II. Constructions and Meanings:
7. First combinations, first constructions;
8. Modulating word meanings;
9. Adding complexity within clauses;
10. Combining clauses: more complex constructions;
11. Constructing words;

Part III. Using Language:
12. Honing conversational skills;
13. Doing things with language;
14. Two languages at once;

Part IV. Process in Acquisition:
15. Specialization for language;
16. Acquisition and change.


Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=39320


Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Brill http://www.brill.nl
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Emerald Group Publishing Limited http://www.emeraldinsight.com/
European Language Resources Association - ELRA http://www.elra.info.
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Education http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.eu
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG http://www.narr.de/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Peter Lang AG http://www.peterlang.com
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/




Please report any bad links or misclassified data

LINGUIST Homepage | Read LINGUIST | Contact us

NSF Logo

While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed
on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.