ERIC Number: ED154416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Children and Language: Readings in Early Language and Socialization.
Rogers, Sinclair, Ed.
Although the study of the acquisition of a first language has been split by a controversy between the "innatists" and the "behaviorists," neither group has given enough consideration to the relationship between language development and the other developments of the child (social, cognitive, and perceptual). This collection of readings links the development of language to the broader societal and functional aspects of language as actually used. The 21 selections are grouped under five topics: the social contexts of language; the functions of language in understanding the self, the world, and society; language and the development of thinking; the relationship of language and meaning; and the relationship between language and the environment. (RL)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Language, Cognitive Development, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Language Acquisition, Language Research, Models, Perceptual Development, Social Environment, Social Influences, Socialization
Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016 ($19.50 cloth, $11.00 paper)
Publication Type: Books
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