ERIC Number: ED415517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Language and Learning: The Home and School Years. Second Edition.
About and for teachers, this book examines children's language acquisition from the time they are born throughout the years of schooling. It tracks first and second language acquisition from birth through the school years using the experiences of a number of different children to exemplify stages and sequences of development. Chapters in the book are: (1) "Why Is Language Special?"; (2) "Linguists and Language"; (3) "Learning One Language"; (4) "Learning Two or More Languages"; (5) "Stories of Second Language Learners"; (6) "Theoretical Perspectives on Language Acquisition"; (7) "Michael's Miracle"; (8) "Language and Society of Home and School"; (9) "Language and Cognitive Growth"; (10) "Schooling and Language Growth"; (11) "Language, Technology and Schooling in the 21st Century"; and (12) "Language and Learning: Reconciling the Home and School Years." Contains over 600 references. (RS)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Language, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Family School Relationship, Language Acquisition, Language Arts, Language Role, Second Language Learning, Technological Advancement, Technology Integration, Young Children
Merrill Prentice-Hall, Inc., Order Processing, P.O. Box 11071, Des Moines, IA 50336-1071 ($48).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A