LINGUIST List 24.4404

Tue Nov 05 2013

Books: Understanding Child Language Acquisition: Rowland

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>



Date: 05-Nov-2013
From: Harriet Connor <harriet.connortandf.co.uk>
Subject: Understanding Child Language Acquisition: Rowland
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Title: Understanding Child Language Acquisition Series Title: Understanding Language Published: 2013 Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Book URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781444152654/

Author: Caroline F. Rowland Hardback: ISBN: 9780415827133 Pages: 312 Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781444152654 Pages: 312 Price: U.S. $ 39.95
Abstract:

Taking an accessible and cross-linguistic approach, Understanding Child Language Acquisition introduces readers to the most important research on child language acquisition over the last fifty years, as well as to some of the most influential theories in the field. Rather than just describing what children can do at different ages Rowland explains why these research findings are important and what they tell us about how children acquire language.

Key features include: cross-linguistic analysis of how language acquisition differs between languages, a chapter on how multilingual children acquire several languages at once, exercises to test comprehension, chapters organised around key questions that summarise the critical issues posed by researchers in the field, with summaries at the end and further reading suggestions to broaden understanding of the subject. With its particular focus on outlining key similarities and differences across languages and what this cross-linguistic variation means for our ideas about language acquisition, Understanding Child Language Acquisition forms a comprehensive introduction to the subject for students of linguistics, psychology and speech and language therapy.

Students and instructors will benefit from the comprehensive companion website that includes a students’ section featuring interactive comprehension exercises, extension activities, chapter recaps and answers to the exercises within the book. Material for instructors includes sample essay questions, answers to the extension activities for students and a Powerpoint including all the figures from the book (www.routledge.com/cw/rowland).

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press
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Akademie Verlag GmbH
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Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
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Brill
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Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Cascadilla Press
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Classiques Garnier
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De Gruyter Mouton
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Edinburgh University Press
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Elsevier Ltd
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Equinox Publishing Ltd
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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Georgetown University Press
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John Benjamins
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Lincom GmbH
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MIT Press
http://mitpress.mit.edu/

Multilingual Matters
http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
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Oxford University Press
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Palgrave Macmillan
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Peter Lang AG
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Rodopi
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Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Springer
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University of Toronto Press
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Wiley-Blackwell
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Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
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International Pragmatics Assoc.
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Linguistic Association of Finland
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Morgan & Claypool Publishers
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Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
http://www.lotpublications.nl/

Seoul National University
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SIL International Publications
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Universitat Jaume I
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University of Nebraska Press
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Utrecht institute of Linguistics
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