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The Crosslinguistic Study of Language Acquisition : Volume 1: the Data - Dan Isaac Slobin

The Crosslinguistic Study of Language Acquisition

Volume 1: the Data

By: Dan Isaac Slobin (Editor)

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An essential handbook for professionals and advanced students in the field. Volume 1 contains comprehensive studies on the acquisition of 15 different languages (from ASL to Samoan) -- written by top researchers on each topic. Volume 2 concentrates on theoretical issues, emphasizing current linguistic and psycholinguistic research. Unique in its approach toward individual languages and in its comparative perspective, this book is a hallmark of a rapidly growing area of interdisciplinary, international research.

Volume 1: the Datap. vi
Format and Abbreviations for Glosses*p. vii
Cognitive Prerequisites: the Evidence from Children Learning Englishp. 961
Referencesp. 997
Acknowledgmentsp. 997
Function, Structure, and Language Acquisitionp. 1005
Referencesp. 1026
Language Segmentation: Operating Principles for the Perception and Analysis of Languagep. 1029
Referencesp. 1062
Acknowledgmentsp. 1062
Appendix: Condensed List of Opsp. 1065
Hungarian Language Acquisition as an Exemplification of a General Model of Grammatical Developmentp. 1069
Crosslinguistic Evidence for the Language-Making Capacityp. 1157
Referencesp. 1245
Appendix: Operating Principles for the Construction of Languagep. 1251
What Shapes Children's Grammars?p. 1257
Subject Indexp. 1321
Author Indexp. 1327
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ISBN: 9780898593679
ISBN-10: 0898593670
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 972
Published: 1st August 1986
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 5.72
Weight (kg): 1.47
Edition Number: 1