ERIC Number: ED448610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Exploring the Speech-Language Connection. Communication and Language Intervention Series, Volume 8.
Paul, Rhea, Ed.
This edited volume investigates the connections between the earliest human sounds and subsequent language development. With special attention to tracheostomies, Downs syndrome, deafness, and speech-motor impairments, the interaction between speech and language is examined in typical development as well as the effect that the interaction has on language disorders. Detailed chapters address the speech-language connection with regard to the following: the role of speech in normal language development; prespeech vocal foundations for language; canonical babbling as the foundation of first words; co-morbidity in speech language disorders; the origins of expressive language; communicative development with augmentative and alternative communications devices; linguistic effects on dysfluency; phonology, metaphonology, and the emergence of literacy. This extensively researched volume provides linguistics, psychologists, and speech language pathologists with theoretical and clinical applications for connecting speech and language in their own work. (Contains author and subject indexes, and numerous references at the end of the 11 chapters.) (KFT)
Descriptors: Deafness, Delayed Speech, Developmental Stages, Downs Syndrome, Expressive Language, Language Acquisition, Linguistics, Literacy, Morphology (Languages), Phonology, Speech, Speech Communication, Speech Impairments, Speech Language Pathology
Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624. Web site: http://www.pbrookes.com ($42).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
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