Born to Talk An Introduction to Speech and Language Development

ISBN-10: 0205453317

ISBN-13: 9780205453313

Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)

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List price: $130.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/19/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 504
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

A Connection of Brains
Separate but Related Processes
The Unique Characteristics of Human Speech
Speech: The Tale of Two Brains
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References and Suggested Readings
Language Acquisition: A Theoretical Journey
Choosing Sides
The Behaviorist Interpretation
The Nativist Interpretation
The Generative Semantics Interpretation
The Cognitive Interpretation
The Information Processing Interpretation
The Pragmatics Revolution
The Social Interactionist Interpretation
And the Evolution Continues
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Cognitive Development: Building a Foundation for Language
Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development: A Sociocultural Perspective
The Perceptual Groundwork for Communication
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In the Beginning: Communication Development from Birth to Two Years
From the Beginning, the Infant Communicates
Beyond Infancy: The Emergence of Language
State 1: From Words to Combinations of Words
Comprehension and Production: A Critical and Evolving Relationship
The Role of the Caregiver in the Acquisition of Early Language
A Brief Look Back and a Glimpse Forward
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The Saga Continues: Language Development through the Preschool Years
Elaborating Structure and Refining Meaning
Producing Longer, More Adultlike Sentences
Elaboration by Embedding
Polishing the Act
Understanding Language: Cognition, Comprehension, and Production
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Taking Language to School and into Adulthood
Bringing My Stuff to School: Pencils, Crayons, and Language
Language Development during the School Years: An Overview
Semantics: Vocabulary and Cognition Still Growing Together
Syntax and Morphology: Still Expanding and Acquiring
Pragmatic Development: Conversational Skills Continue to Improve
Metalinguistic Development during the School Years
Reading and Writing: New Applications of Language
Language in Adulthood: Changes and Challenges
And the Beat Goes On...
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References and Suggested Readings
The Building Blocks of Speech
Describing Speech Sounds
Co-Articulation: The Mix of Sounds in the Making of Speech
The Landmarks of Phonological Development
Theories of Phonological Development
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References and Suggested Readings
Language Diversity: Regional, Social/Cultural, and Gender Differences
What Is a Dialect?
What Is an Accent?
Regional Dialects
Social/Cultural Dialects
Cultural Diversity in the Public Schools
Gender Differences in Language
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References and Suggested Readings
One Tongue-Two or More Languages
The Changing Face of America
What Does It Mean to Be Bilingual?
Bilingual Development-Different Views, Different Terminology
Cognition and Language Development in Bilingualism
Learning a Second Language-The Optimal Age
A Closer Look at Simultaneous Bilingualism
A Closer Look at Successive or Sequential Bilingualism
Stages of Language Development in Bilingual Children
Bilingualism-Good, Bad, or Inevitable?
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Speech and Language Disorders
Falling Short of Normal Communication
Phonological Disorders
Language Impairments
Voice Disorders
Fluency Disorders
Final Thoughts
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The Anatomical and Physiological Bases of Speech, Language, and Hearing
Speech as the Product of Borrowed Structures
The Four Processes of Speech
The Four Processes in Review
The Brain: The Computer Center for Speech and Language
The Ear: An Energy Transformer
The Complete Speech and Language Machine
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