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Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics: How Children Learn Language (Paperback)
  • Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics: How Children Learn Language (Paperback)
  • Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics: How Children Learn Language (Paperback)
  • Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics: How Children Learn Language (Paperback)
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Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics: How Children Learn Language (Paperback) Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics: How Children Learn Language (Paperback) Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics: How Children Learn Language (Paperback)

Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics: How Children Learn Language (Paperback)

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Paperback 246 Pages / Published: 03/01/2005
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Adults tend to take language for granted - until they have to learn a new one. Then they realize how difficult it is to get the pronunciation right, to acquire the meaning of thousands of new words, and to learn how those words are put together to form sentences. Children, however, have mastered language before they can tie their shoes. In this engaging and accessible book, William O'Grady explains how this happens, discussing how children learn to produce and distinguish among sounds, their acquisition of words and meanings, and their mastery of the rules for building sentences. How Children Learn Language provides readers with a highly readable overview not only of the language acquisition process itself, but also of the ingenious experiments and techniques that researchers use to investigate his mysterious phenomenon. It will be of great interest to anyone - parent or student - wishing to find out how children acquire language.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521531924
Number of pages: 246
Weight: 292 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


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'The engaging style of the book, and its accessibility combined with its scientific rigour make this volume ideal for a lay audience and for introductory undergraduate courses to language acquisition.' The Journal of Child Language
"The strength of this wonderful literary production lies in its simple and illustrative manner and how the author makes the research information reported here accessible to parents, students, and other people who are not in the field." Maria C. Gomis, Childhood Education
"How Children Learn Language is a small but masterful introduction to research findings concerning language development. It is also an interesting read. Besides being well written, the book is adequately and relevantly illustrated and includes a bibliography of close to 300 works, most quite recent, but many of which are reports of important earlier research." PsycCritiques Lowell Brubaker

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