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Individual Differences in Language Development : Individual Differences and Development - Cecilia M. Shore

Individual Differences in Language Development

Individual Differences and Development

Paperback Published: 1st February 1995
ISBN: 9780803948808
Number Of Pages: 160

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Do all children learn language in the same way? Is the apparent `fast' versus `slow' learning rate among children a reflection of the individual child's approach to language acquisition? This volume explores the importance that individual differences have in language acquisition and challenges some widely held theories of linguistic development.



Focusing on one- to three-year-old children, Cecilia Shore describes characteristic differences in terms of vocabulary, grammatical and phonological development. She considers whether distinctive 'styles' of language development can be defined and also examines social and cognitive influences that may explain individual differences. In conclusion, she discusses new language theories - such as the ecological, chaos and connectionist approaches - and considers what individual differences in development can tell us about the mechanisms of language development.

Introduction
The Importance of Differences in Language Development
Characterizing the Nature of the Differences
Are There Styles of Language Development?
Explanations for Individual Differences in Language Development
Conclusions and Future Directions
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ISBN: 9780803948808
ISBN-10: 0803948808
Series: Individual Differences and Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st February 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.2

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