The sixth edition of The Development of Language, written and contributed by leading researchers, covers language acquisition and development from infancy through adulthood. The sixth edition of this authoritative text is ideal for courses that take a developmental approach to language acquisition across the life span. The text thoroughly explores syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology, and pragmatics. It examines atypical development, presents strong coverage of individual differences, how and why they occur, and provides contemporary references and the most recent research findings.
Table of Contents
1. Studying Language Development. Jean Berko Gleason, Department of Psychology, Boston University. 2. Communication Development in Infancy. Jacqueline Sachs, Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut. 3. Phonological Development. Carol Stoel-Gammon, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington. Lise Menn, Department of Linguistics, University of Colorado, Boulder. 4. Semantic Development. Barbara Alexander Pan, Harvard Graduate School of Education. 5. Morphology and Syntax in the Preschool Years. Helen Tager-Flusberg, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine. 6. Language in Social Contexts: The Development of Communicative Competence. Judith Becker Bryant, Department of Psychology, University of South Florida. 7. Theoretical Approaches to Language Development. John Neil Bohannon, Department of Psychology, Butler University. Professor John D. Bonvillian, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia. 8. Individual Differences in Language Development. Beverly A. Goldfield, Rhode Island College. Catherine E. Snow, Harvard Graduate School of Education. 9. Atypical Language Development. Nan Bernstein Ratner, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland at College Park. 10. Language Development in the School Years. Richard Ely, Department of Psychology, Boston University. 11. Language in Adulthood. Loraine K. Obler, Graduate School of the City University of New York.