ERIC Number: ED202208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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Generally Speaking: How Children Learn Language.
This book addresses child's language learning in a manner designed to be understandable to the nonspecialist. The major areas covered are: (1) learning one's first language; (2) the role of adults in the child's language learning; (3) discovering the structure of language: phonology; (4) discovering the structure of language: syntax; (5) learning the meaning of words; (6) learning the social uses of language; (7) language as the key to learning; (8) attitudes toward language; (9) learning a second language; (10) observing children's language; and (11) encouraging language development. The appendices offer information on testing linguistic proficiency and suggestions for further reading. In addition, a chart displaying manner and place of articulation of English consonants and vowels is presented. A glossary of terms mentioned in and related to the content of the book is also included. (JK)
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Child Language, Language Acquisition, Language Attitudes, Language Proficiency, Language Usage, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Phonology, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Learning, Semantics, Syntax, Testing, Verbal Development
Newbury House Publishers, Inc., Rowley, MA 01969 ($6.95).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
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