ERIC Number: ED446443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Later Language Development: The School-Age and Adolescent Years. Second Edition.
Nippold, Marilyn A.
This book focuses on the more advanced language abilities of upper grade youth and adolescents. It discusses how language develops from childhood to adulthood. The book compiles, integrates, and interprets the extensive research on this population for numerous topics. It is useful to anyone seeking an increased understanding of the relationships among cognitive development, language acquisition, and academic performance. The text is rich with examples of actual research tasks so that the reader quickly understands each study or structured observation. Topics covered include lexical acquisition and use, the language associated with formal reasoning, aspects of figurative language, synthetic growth, and the development of persuasion and negotiation. Chapter titles include: "Later Language Development: An Overview"; "The Literate Lexicon"; "Word Finding: Storage and Retrieval"; "The Definition of Words"; "Analogies: Inductive Reasoning"; Syllogisms: Deductive Reasoning"; Metaphors and Similes"; "Idioms and Slang Terms"; "Proverbs and Fables"; "Ambiguity and Sarcasm"; "Syntactic Attainments"; "Conversation and Narration"; and "Persuasion and Negotiation"; There are also extensive scholarly references and author and subject indices. (KFT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Developmental Delays, Developmental Stages, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Acquisition, Narration, Persuasive Discourse, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Special Needs Students, Syntax
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