|Language Development from Theory to Practice:Pearson New International Edition||
Language Development from Theory to Practice:Pearson New International Edition
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For students taking introductory language development courses.
A balanced and multidimensional survey of language development rich in learning tools and features.
Language Development from Theory to Practice provides students with a user-friendly approach to key topics in language development, including research methods, theoretical perspectives, major language milestones from birth to adolescence, and language diversity and language disorders. The research based and theoretical foundation found in this engaging text is designed to prepare students for advanced study in subjects associated with language development by summarizing the various theoretical orientations that have guided research and practice. With an emphasis on the relevance of the material to students’ current and future experiences in clinical, educational, and research settings, this text also focuses on individual differences in language development, including those of children who are developing language in diverse cultures or who are developing language atypically. </INST> </P></ITEM></BL></P>
A balance of theory and practice provides students with a theoretical and scientific foundation to the study of language development and prepares them for advanced study in language development and related fields.
· A multidisciplinary focus allows readers to best understand the constantly evolving and diverse world of language development study.
· Multicultural considerations in understanding language development promotes students’ awareness of the way culture interacts with language development for children from diverse backgrounds within and beyond North American communities.
· An emphasis on research familiarize students with the use of evidence-based practices as well as the most current empirical findings in children’s language achievements.
· A reader-friendly format and style promotes student learning with boldfaced terms, helpful figures and graphs, discussion questions, and an engaging writing style.
· Learning tools and features, include focus questions, chapter summaries, resource lists, boxed inserts.
· A companion website located at www.pearsonhighered.com/pence2e, offers students reflection questions, study items, and helpful website links to related sites of interest for further study.
· A CD-ROM that contains language samples of children from birth through 13 years of age and video clips of research paradigms used to learn about language development gives students an opportunity to hear and visualize language development and language development concepts.
· Beyond the Book boxed features allow students to witness and appreciate the language development achievements happening around them by observing and analyzing others’ language, speech, and communication.
· Preparing for the Praxis boxed features include case studies followed by three essay-type questions, giving readers an opportunity to think critically and develop solutions to problems similar to those found on the Praxis exam.
· A more conversational tone and less technical terminology makes it easier for students to enter the world of language development without being overwhelmed or confused by more advanced topics.
· New and expanded discussions of the Child Language Data Exchange System (CHILDES), language in aging adults, cochlear implants, sociocultural variation in children’s narratives, and infants’ use of gestures, among other topics.
· Reorganized content within each chapter gives the information throughout the text a more logical sequence and makes it easier for students to better understand all facets of language development
Chapter 1 Language Development: An Introduction
Chapter 2The Science and Theory of Language Development
Chapter 3Building Blocks of Language
Chapter 4 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Language
Chapter 5 Infancy: Let the Language Achievements Begin
Chapter 6 Toddlerhood: Exploring the World and Experimenting with Language
Chapter 7Preschool: Building Literacy on Language
Chapter 8 School-Age Years and Beyond: Developing Later Language
Chapter 9 Language Differences and Disorders
Subject and Name index
1 Language Development: An Introduction
What Is Language?
Language as a Module of Human Cognition
How Does Language Relate to Speech, Hearing, and Communication?
What Are the Major Domains of Language?
Form, Content, and Use
Components of Form, Content, and Use
What Are Some Remarkable Features of Language?
What Are Language Differences and Language Disorders?
2 The Science and Theory of Language Development
Who Studies Language Development and Why?
What Are Some Major Approaches to Studying Language Development?
Approaches to Studying Speech Perception
Approaches to Studying Language Production
Approaches to Studying Language Comprehension
What Are Some Major Language Development Theories?
Questions That Should Be Answered by Language Theories
Major Language Development Theories
How Do Language Development Theories Influence Practice?
Linkage of Theory to Practice
Instruction in English as a Second Language: Theory and Practice
Practices Informed by Language Theories
Evidence-Based Practice: Linking Theory, Science, and Practice
3 Building Blocks of Language
What Is Phonological Development?
Phonological Building Blocks
Influences on Phonological Development
What Is Morphological Development?
Morphological Building Blocks
Influences on Morphological Development
What Is Syntactic Development?
Syntactic Building Blocks
Influences on Syntactic Development
Influences on Syntactic Development
What Is Semantic Development?
Semantic Building Blocks
Influences on Semantic Development
What Is Pragmatic Development?
Pragmatic Building Blocks
Influences on Pragmatic Development
4 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Language
What Are Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology?
What Are The Major Structures And Functions Of The Human Brain?
How Does the Human Brain Process and Produce Language?
Syntax and Morphology
What Are Neurophysiological and Neuroanatomical Sensitive Periods?
Sensitive Periods Defined
Neuroanatomical and Neurophysiological Concepts Related to Sensitive Periods
Sensitive Periods and Language Acquisition
5 Infancy: Let the Language Achievements Begin
What Major Language Development Milestones Occur in Infancy?
Infant Speech Perception
Awareness of Actions and Intentions
What Are Some of the Early Foundations for Language Development?
Joint Reference and Attention
Daily Routines of Infancy
What Major Achievements in Language Form, Content, and Use Characterize Infancy?
What Factors Influence Infants’ Individual Achievements in Language?
How Do Researchers and Clinicians Measure Language Development in Infancy?
6 Toddlerhood: Exploring the World and Experimenting with Language
What Major Language Development Milestones Occur in Toddlerhood?
What Major Achievements in Language Form, CONTENT, and Use Characterize Toddlerhood?
What Factors Influence Toddlers’ Individual Achievements in Language?
How Do Resesarchers and Clinicians Measure Language Development in Toddlerhood?
7 Preschool: Building Literacy on Language
What Major Language Development Milestones Occur in the Preschool Period?
What Major Achievements in Language Content, Form, and Use Characterize the Preschool Period?
What Factors Influence Preschoolers’ Individual Achievements in Language?
How Do Researchers and Clinicians Measure Language Development in the Preschool Period?
8 School-Age Years and Beyond: Developing Later Language
What Major Language Development Milestones Occur in the School-Age Years and Beyond?
Shifting Sources of Language Input
Acquisition of Metalinguistic Competence
What Major Achievements in Language Content, Form, and Use Characterize the School-Age Years and Beyond?
What Factors Influence School-Age Children’s, Adolescents’, and Adults’ Individual Competencies in Language?
Language and Gender
Language and Aging
How Do Researchers and Clinicians Measure Language Development in the School-Age Years and Beyond?
Assessment of Language Form
Assessment of Language Content
Assessment of Language Use
9 Language Diffrences and Disorders
WHAT ARE DIALECTSWhat are?
What Are Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition?
Bilingualism and Multilingualism
Second Language Acquisition
What Is a Language Disorder?
Distinguishing Between Language Disorders and Language Differences
What Are The Major Types of Child Language Disorders?
Specific Language Impairment
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Traumatic Brain Injury
Identification and Treatment of Language Disorders