Development of Language, The

Reihe
Allyn & Bacon
Autor
Jean Berko Gleason / Nan Bernstein Ratner  
Verlag
Pearson
Einband
Softcover
Auflage
8
Sprache
Englisch
Seiten
528
Erschienen
Juli 2012
ISBN13
9780132985321
ISBN
0132985322
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For courses in Language Development.

 

Combining the contributions of experts and highly-respected researchers, this text offers a definitive exploration of language acquisition and development from infancy through adulthood.

 

Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, it examines what we know about language development-addressing communication development in infancy, phonological development, semantic development, morphology and syntax. Broadening the scope of study, it puts language development into larger biological, social and cultural contexts, while investigating individual differences, atypical development, literacy and even language development in adults. This edition includes more on cross-linguistic language acquisition (emphasizing Spanish), new research on the nature and treatment of language disorders in children, and new perspectives on the impact of culture on language development and variation.

 

Features

  • Uses a panel of expert contributors and highly respected researchers to explore language acquisition and development.  
  • Provides a cohesive blend of voices by cross referencing chapters and linking various facets of language development.  
  • Presents a multi-disciplinary approach that makes it suitable across a variety of fields including psychology, linguistics, education, speech-language pathology and human development.    
  • Offers a broader, life-span perspective that reaches beyond early childhood to consider language development in the first year of life, middle school years and even old age.  
  • Examines syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology, and pragmatics, from both research and applied perspectives.  
  • Includes in-chapter exercises, chapter summaries, key terms list, and suggested readings to help students understand and apply chapter material.

New to this Edition

  • More cross-linguistic coverage of language acquisition (with an emphasis on Spanish acquisition) proves invaluable to students in all fields because of the growing non-English speaking segment of US population.
  • New coverage of infant development and precursors to language development (Chapter 2) emphasizes why the first year of life sets the stage for typical language development-particularly in the perception and comprehension domains.
  • Expanded coverage of contemporary topics such as communication in non-human primates; individual variation in human language development; and cultural influences that impact language development (Chapters 1 & 8) puts language development into larger biological, social, and cultural context.
  • Newest research on the nature and most effective treatment of language disorders in children (Chapter 9) summarizes information from thousands of research reports on autism spectrum disorders, hearing impairment, cochlear implants, children with SLI and other populations.
  • Recent findings on language use in mature/older adults (Chapter 11) discuss findings related to language following stroke and language in individuals with Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Revised projects and activities engage the reader with extended, hands-on, and real-world applications.

 

Table of Contents

1.     THE DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE: AN OVERVIEW AND A PREVIEW

        Jean Berko Gleason, Boston University

 

2.     COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY

        Rochelle Newman, University of Maryland

        Jacqueline Sachs, University of Connecticut

 

3.     PHONOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT: LEARNING SOUNDS AND SOUND PATTERNS

        Carol Stoel-Gammon, University of Washington

        Lise Menn, University of Colorado

 

4.     SEMANTIC DEVELOPMENT: LEARNING THE MEANINGS OF WORDS

        Paola Uccelli, Harvard Graduate School of Education

        Barbara Alexander Pan, Harvard Graduate School of Education

 

5.     PUTTING WORDS TOGETHER: MORPHOLOGY AND SYNTAX IN THE PRESCHOOL YEARS

        Helen Tager-Flusberg, Boston University

        Andrea Zukowski, University of Maryland

 

6.     LANGUAGE IN SOCIAL CONTEXTS: DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE

        Judith Becker Bryant, University of South Florida

    

7.      THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

         John N. Bohannon III, Butler University

         John D. Bonvillian, University of Virginia

 

8.      VARIATION IN LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT: IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH AND THEORY

          Beverly A. Goldfield, Rhode Island College

          Catherine E. Snow, Harvard Graduate School of Education

          Ingrid A Willenberg, Macquarie University

 

9.      ATYPICAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

          Nan Bernstein Ratner, University of Maryland, College Park

 

10.    LANGUAGE AND LITERACY IN THE SCHOOL YEARS

          Gigliana Melzi, New York University

          Adina R. Schick, New York University

 

11.     DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ADULT YEARS

          Loraine K. Obler, City University of New York Graduate Center

       

Back Cover

Combining the contributions of experts and highly-respected researchers, the eighth edition of Language Development offers a definitive exploration of language acquisition and development from infancy through adulthood.

 

Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, it examines what we know about language development-addressing communication development in infancy, phonological development, semantic development, morphology and syntax. Broadening the scope of study, it puts language development into larger biological, social and cultural contexts, while investigating individual differences, atypical development, literacy and even language development in adults.

New to This Edition

 

·        More cross-linguistic coverage of language acquisition (with an emphasis on Spanish acquisition) proves invaluable to students in all fields because of the growing non-English speaking segment of US population.

 

·        New coverage of infant development and precursors to language development (Chapter 2)  emphasizes why the first year of life sets the stage for typical language development-particularly in the perception and comprehension domains.

 

·        Expanded coverage of contemporary topics such as communication in non-human primates; individual variation in human language development; and cultural influences that impact language development (Chapters 1 & 8) puts language development into larger biological, social, and cultural context.

 

·        Newest research on the nature and most effective treatment of language disorders in children (Chapter 9) summarizes information from thousands of research reports on autism spectrum disorder, hearing impairment and cochlear implants, children with SLI and other populations.

 

·        Recent findings on language use in mature/older adults (Chapter 11) explores findings related to language following stroke and language in individuals with Alzheimer's Disease.

 

·        Revised projects and activities engage the reader with extended, hands-on, and real-world applications.

 

Author

Jean Berko Gleason, PhD. is one of the world's leading experts on children's language and one of the founding mothers of the field of psycholinguistics. She created the famous Wug Test, which reveals how children learn the rules of language, such as how to make singular words plural. Her current work investigates parents' speech and the interactive nature of language acquisition.  She is the author of leading textbooks in her field and many influential studies of aphasia, language development, gender differences in language, and language in the Roma community in Hungary. Dr. Berko Gleason is Professor Emerita in the department of psychology at Boston University.  A member of the Academy of Aphasia, she is past president of the International Association for the Study of Child Language and of the Gypsy Lore Society.  Her work is frequently cited in the professional literature, and has been featured in the popular media. She is profiled in the PBS online Nova Science Now series The Secret Life of Scientists.

 

Nan Bernstein Ratner, Ed.D., C.C.C. is Professor and Chair, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland at College Park. Dr. Bernstein Ratner is the editor of numerous volumes, and author of numerous chapters and articles addressing language acquisition and fluency in children. Many of her research reports can be found in the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research and other major journals, with chapters in major texts on child speech and language development. With Jean Berko Gleason, Dr. Bernstein Ratner is the author of the text Psycholinguistics as well as prior editions of Language Development.  Dr. Bernstein Ratner currently serves as Co-editor of Seminars in Speech and Language. In 1996, Dr. Ratner was made a fellow of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. In 2006, she was presented with the Distinguished Researcher Award by the International Fluency Association.

 


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