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ISBN-13 9780132612524ISBN-10 0132612526
ISBN-10 0132612380ISBN-13 9780132612388
Author(s): Jean Berko Gleason; Nan Bernstein Ratner
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 456

For courses in Language Development.

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

This text offers a multi-disciplinary approach and examines what we know about language development by 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 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.