Introduction to Language Development
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Introduction to Language Development, Third Edition offers a highly accessible overview to the complexities of language development. The textbook is designed for use in language acquisition courses in undergraduate and graduate speech-language pathology programs to facilitate both teaching and learning. Complex terminology and theories are explained through definitions and examples to ensure that students are able to easily grasp the content. Within the third edition of this text, students are presented with language factors—syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology, and pragmatics—as well as the cognitive abilities that underlie language development. Multilingual and multicultural differences are explored throughout.
- Case studies allow instructors to involve students more fully in classroom discussion, along with developing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Chapter learning objectives allow students to understand the scope and goals of the chapter
- Study questions allow instructors to engage students in discussions of the material and ensure students grasp and retain the information
- Tables and figures provide examples and evidence that elaborate and clarify the information presented
- A comprehensive glossary helps students locate the definitions of key terms
- PluralPlus online ancillary materials include eFlashcards and multiple choice questions that assess students’ knowledge of the content in each chapter and PowerPoint lecture slides for instructors to present material from each chapter
New to the Third Edition
- Expanded focus on diversity and the role that culture plays in language learning
- Updated to reflect the increased impact of technology in literacy and learning
- Improved readability through the introduction of terminology, concepts, and practical strategies that will be encountered in chapters that follow
- The inclusion of new terminology that reflects patient-centric language and updated terms that respect diversity of individuals served by speech-language pathologists and audiologists
PluralPlus Online Ancillary Materials
For Instructors: PowerPoint Lecture Slides
For Students: eFlashcards and Multiple Choice Study Questions
Chapter 1. An Introduction to Language Acquisition
Developmental Stages of Typical Language Development
Communication, Speech, and Language
Written Language and Reading Abilities
Chapter 2. An Introduction to Theories of Language Development
Speech Act Theory
Functional Approach to Language and Cognition
Principles and Parameters Theory
Social Interaction Theory
Chapter 3. The Brain and Cognitive, Speech, and Language Development
Sandra Levey and Denise Cruz
The Brain and Language
The Structure of the Neuron
The Central Nervous System
The Peripheral Nervous System
The Two Hemispheres of the Cerebrum: Right and Left Lobes
The Four Lobes of the Cerebrum: Speech, Language, and Cognitive Functions
The Arcuate Fasciculus
Subcortical Structures and Language Functions
The Brain Stem
Cognitive Functions and the Brain
Skills Associated With the Brain
Chapter 4. Infant and Toddler Language Development
An Overview of Infant and Toddler Language Development
Aspects of Children’s Language Development
Parent/Caregiver and Child Interaction
Joint Attention and Joint Action
The Development of Humor
The Formation of Schemas
The Development of Play
The Development of Negative, Interrogative, and Imperative Sentence Forms
Chapter 5. Preschool Language Development
An Overview of Preschool Language Development
Preschool-Aged Children’s Conceptual Development
Chapter 6. Language Development in Middle and Late Childhood and Adolescence
Sandra Levey and Denise Cruz
Early Childhood, Late Childhood, and Adolescence
Syntactic and Morphological Development
Literacy Skills in Early, Middle, and Later Grades
Chapter 7. The Development of Literacy Skills
Sylvia F. Diehl
The Development of Literacy
Development of Code-Related Literacy
Meaning-Related Literacy Developmental Milestones
Supporting Literacy Development in the Preschool Years
Literacy Development in the Elementary School Years
Supporting Literacy Development in the Elementary School Years
Literacy Development in Adolescence
Supporting Adolescent Literacy Development
Chapter 8. Bilingual Children’s Language Development: Assessment and Intervention
Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition
Typical Processes of Second Language Acquisition
Simultaneous Versus Sequential Bilingual Acquisition
Types of Language Proficiency
Nonbiased Assessment: Principles and Strategies
Language Difference Versus Developmental Language Disorder: Impact of the Environment
Nonbiased Assessment and Standardized Tests
The Advantages of Alternative Assessment
Strategies for the Use of Alternative Assessments
Utilizing the Services of Interpreters
The Use of Interpreters in Assessment
Intervention for EL Students With DLD: Options for Students Who Qualify for Special Education
Determining the Language(s) of Intervention
Potential Targets for Intervention
Chapter 9. Language Development and Hearing
Brian J. Fligor
An Overview of the Role of Hearing in Language Development
The Prevalence of Hearing Loss
An Explanation of Hearing Abilities
Types of Hearing Loss
Normal Hearing Sensitivity in Children
Sound Intensity and Frequency
The Impact of a Hearing Loss on Language Development
The Effect of a Hearing Loss on Language Development
Age of Onset of Hearing Loss
Signs of a Hearing Loss Intervention
Devices Used for Hearing Habilitation: FM Systems, Hearing Aids, and Cochlear Implants
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