Introduction to Language Development PDF

Introduction to Language Development PDF

Download Introduction to Language Development PDF book free 2nd Edition – From Introduction to Language Development PDF: Introduction to Language Development, Second Edition offers a highly accessible introduction to the complexities of language development. Buy from Amazon

Introduction to Language Development PDF

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 assure that students are able to grasp the content. Within the second 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. Other highlights include:

Features: Introduction to Language Development PDF

  • Within each chapter, case studies, chapter objectives, and study questions are provided to support students’ understanding of the main points
  • Case studies allow instructors to involve students more fully in classroom discussion, along with developing their critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Chapter 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 assure students grasp and retain the information
  • Tables and figures provide examples and evidence that elaborate and clarify the information presented
  • A comprehensive glossary of key words in each chapter helps students locate the definitions of key terms

New to this edition: Introduction to Language Development PDF

  • A PluralPlus companion website with 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
  • Updated to reflect current research throughout
  • Expanded focus on evidence-based practice
  • Improved readability through the use of boxes, explanations, and definitions *A greater number of figures and tables for deeper comprehension Introduction to Language Development PDF

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About the Author

Sandra Levey, PhD is a faculty member at the City University of New York, Lehman College. She received her PhD in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and an MA in Linguistics from Stanford University, with a minor in African Studies. Dr. Levey has been designated by ASHA as a Board Recognized Specialist in Child Language. She has received research grants for study at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria, and has served as a consultant in Bratislava, Slovakia, for a study of Slovakian children’s morpheme acquisition and as a guest lecturer for speech-language pathologists and linguists from Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Introduction to Language Development PDF

In 1985, she was the Conference Coordinator of the Stanford Child Language Research Forum for the Stanford University Department of Linguistics. Dr. Levey’s research and publications have focused on bilingualism and cultural differences, and she has presented her research efforts at national and international conferences. She is the editor and chapter author of Language Development: Understanding Diversity in the Classroom, a textbook designed to help pre-teachers understand children’s language development and the language diversity found in classrooms.

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