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Books: Cambridge Handbook of Child Language: Bavin (Ed)

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Title: Cambridge Handbook of Child LanguageSeries Title: Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics

Publication Year: 2012Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: Edith L. Bavin

Paperback: ISBN: 9781107605428 Pages: 608 Price: U.S. $ 50.00: ISBN: 9780521883375 Pages: 608 Price: U.S. $ 178.00

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


The best survey of the subject available, The Cambridge Handbook of ChildLanguage brings together the world's foremost researchers to provide aone-stop resource for the study of language acquisition and development.Grouped into five thematic sections, the handbook is organized by topic,making it easier for students and researchers to use when looking up specificin-depth information. It covers a wider range of subjects than any otherhandbook on the market, with chapters covering both theories and methods inchild language research and tracing the development of language fromprelinguistic infancy to teenager. Drawing on both established and more recentresearch, the Handbook surveys the crosslinguistic study of languageacquisition; prelinguistic development; bilingualism; sign languages; specificlanguage impairment, language and autism, Down syndrome and Williams syndrome.This book will be an essential reference for students and researchers workingin linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, speech pathology, education andanthropology.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: perspectives on child language Edith L. Bavin

Part I. Theoretical and Methodological Approaches:

2. Innateness and learnability Virginia Valian3. Statistical learning Eric Thiessen4. Neurocognition of language development Angela D. Friederici5. The usage-based theory of language acquisition Michael Tomasello6. Crosslinguistic approaches to language acquisition Sabine Stoll

Part II. Early Developments:

7. Speech perception Suzanne Curtin and Dan Hufnagle8. Crosslinguistic perspectives on segmentation and categorization in earlylanguage acquisition Barbara Höhle9. From gesture to word Susan Goldin-Meadow

Part III. Phonology, Morphology and Syntax:

10. A dynamic systems approach to babbling and words Marilyn M. Vihman, RoryA. DePaolis and Tamar Keren-Portnoy11. The prosody of syllables, words and morphemes Katherine Demuth12. Grammatical categories Heike Behrens13. Verb argument structure Shanley Allen14. The first language acquisition of complex sentences Barbara C. Lust,Claire Foley and Cristina D. Dye15. The morphosyntax interface Kamil Ud Deen

Part IV. Semantics, Pragmatics and Discourse:

16. Lexical meaning Eve V. Clark17. Sentence scope Stephen Crain18. Sentence processing Jesse Snedeker19. Pragmatic development Judith Becker Bryant20. Language development in narrative contexts Ruth A. Berman

Part V. Varieties of Development:

21. Children with two languages Barbara Zurer Pearson22. Sign language acquisition studies Diane Lillo-Martin23. Children with specific language impairment J. Bruce Tomblin24. Language symptoms and their possible sources in specific languageimpairment Laurence B. Leonard25. The language of children with autism Rhiannon J. Luyster and CatherineLord26. Language development in genetic disorders Fiona M. Richardson and MichaelS. C. Thomas.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition Morphology Phonology Pragmatics Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------

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