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Language and Learning The Home and School Years

ISBN-10: 0131728644
ISBN-13: 9780131728646
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Terry Piper
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Description: Once again, this comprehensive, easy-to-read book explores the way in which children learn language, the way language is taught to children, and how these two roads to language sometimes divergealways giving equal treatment to first and second  More...

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Book details

List price: $128.40
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Once again, this comprehensive, easy-to-read book explores the way in which children learn language, the way language is taught to children, and how these two roads to language sometimes divergealways giving equal treatment to first and second language learning. Piper tracks language acquisition, from birth through the school years, presenting numerous cases studies of childrens experiences as a means of illustrating stages of language development and the sequence of skills attainment. In addition, she thoroughly covers bilingualism, paying particular attention to the differences between second language learning at home and in a school setting. For ESL and elementary school speech teachers.

Language Is Uniquely Human
Language and Cognition
Language is Natural
Language is Culturally Bound
Language Has Many Varieties
Language Has Structure
Language and the Child: An Example
Lucy
If Language is So Natural, What is There to Teach?
The Remainder of the Book
For Further Study
For Further Reading
The Study and Structure of Language
The Study of Language
Language Structure
Phonology: The Sound System
Morphology: The Structure of Words
Syntax: The Structure of Sentences
Semantics and Pragmatics: The Study of Meaning
Language Change
Conclusion
For Further Study
For Further Reading
Learning the First Language
The Task of Language Learning
The Environments in Which Children Learn Language
Impoverished Environments
Enriched Environments
How They Do It: Theoretical Perspectives
Different Types of Theory
What Theory Has to Say About Language Learning and Environment
Conclusion
For Further Study
For Further Reading
First Language Learners
Overview of Development
Infancy
The Precursors to Language
The Preschool Years
Janet: Language Learner
Janet as an Infant
Janet from 1;0 to 1;6
Janet from 1;6 to 2:0
Janet from 2;0 to 3;0
The School Years
Pragmatics
Grace: Language Learner
Steven: Language Learner
Conclusion
For Further Study
For Further Reading
Learning More Than One Language
The Task of Learning An Additional Language
Home Bilingualism
A Few More Words About ASL
School Bilingualism
Immersion
Foreign Languages in Elementary School (FLES)
Two-Way Immersion
Bilingual Programs
Submersion
Issues in Second Language Acquisition Theory
Learner Variables
How the Variables Fit Together
Language Reacquisition
For Further Study
For Further Reading
Successful Second Language Learners
Quy's Language Learning
Birth to 22 Months
Quy from 1;10 to 3;0
Quy from 3;0 to 4;0
Quy from 4;0 to 4;9
Quy in Kindergarten
Lucy's Language Learning
Comparing Lucy with Quy
Jani from Labrador
Miguel from Monterrey
Miguel
Background
Life in the United States
Miguel Begins School
The Conditions for Successful Second Language Acquisition
For Further Study
For Further Reading
Language Disorders in Monolingual and Bilingual Children
Disorder or Difference?
Four Types of Communicative Disorder
Voice Disorders
Fluency Disorders
Articulation Disorders
Language Disorders
Aphasia
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Kenny's Experience
Language Problems of Bilingual Children
Michael's Language Development
Comprehension
Accuracy
Fluency
Communicative Competence
Principles and Guidelines for Assessing Bilingual Children
Conclusion
For Further Study
For Further Reading
Learning to Use Language
Building Conversational Skills
Learning to Construct Narrative
Language Functions
The Functions of Language in Children's Lives
Four Perspectives on Language Function
Five Functions of Language
Language Functions Across Cultures
Conclusion
For Further Study
For Further Reading
Language and Cognitive Growth
The Role of Language in Memory Development
Basic Capacities
Memory Strategies
Metamemory
Language, Memory, and the Child's Perspective
The Role of Language in Conceptual Development
Language and Categorization
Psychologists' and Linguists' Views Compared
Language and Conceptualization from the Child's Perspective
The Role of Language in the Development of Academic Skills
Early Learning of Mathematics
Early Learning Associated with Reading
Early Learning Associated with Writing
Language and Academic Skills from the Child's Perspective: Six Characteristics of Children's Preschool Learning
Technology and Academic Achievement
Conclusion
For Further Study
For Further Reading
Language in School
The Attitudes of Some Educators
Change the Child
Change the Language
What's Wrong with Language in School
"No Talking" and Other Unfriendly Signs
Teachers "Value" Talk
Dishonest and Manipulative Talk
Teacher Talk Is Teacher Talking
School Talk Is Homogeneous
School Talk Intimidates
School Language Is Disembodied
Language in School: The Positive Side
Whole Language Defined
Whole Language in Practice
Whole Language in (Mis)practice
The Debate: Whole Language or Phonics
Six Characteristics of Learning: A Comparison
For Further Study
For Further Reading
Intercultural Communication
Seeing the World Through Different Lenses
Perspectives from Other Cultures
Implications for Intercultural Communication in the Classroom
Culture and Learning Styles
Culture and Communication Styles
Culture and School Achievement
Some Easy Fixes (and Some Others)
Conclusion
For Further Study
For Further Reading
Language and Learning Is All About Inclusion
12 Principles for Language Educators
There Are Many Right Ways to Teach
Second Language Acquisition in Children Bears a Strong Resemblance to First Language Acquisition
Know Why You Do What You Do
Remember That Language Learning Is a Whole-to-Part Enterprise
But Don't Forget the Parts
A Second Language Is an Asset Some Children Bring to School
Make Sure That the Method of Evaluation Corresponds to What Happens in the Classroom
Involve Parents and the Community
Don't Be Dogmatic
Be Professional
Remember That You Are Teaching Children, Not Language
It Is All About Inclusion
Conclusion
The Glen Duncan School
Looking Ahead...
For Further Study
For Further Reading
Glossary
Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index

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