By David Ingram
A heavily analyzed exposition of the way youngsters gather language that explores the receptive and efficient skills of youngsters in all center components of language--phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Readers will collect the elemental wisdom and ability not just to interpret fundamental literature yet to technique their very own examine with sophistication. whereas the descriptive evidence which are at the moment on hand on first language acquisition are relevant to the booklet, its emphasis on technique and rationalization distinguishes this article from others. a few of the ways that learn is performed is mentioned intimately, in addition to the strengths and weaknesses of alternative techniques, resulting in new views on key theoretical concerns.
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Extra info for First Language Acquisition: Method, Description and Explanation
One can start with language samples of various kinds to get an initial insight into some linguistic topic. Then, most likely, it will be necessary to switch to another procedure such as comprehension testing or elicited imitation. Unfortunately, this has not always been the practice. One reason is that it can take so long to transcribe data that the child has often changed its grammar by the time we return; this is a practical problem, though, that can be resolved by doing shorter initial transcriptions.
Abrahamsen has selected over 1500 entries in the literature that she felt were relevant to child language research as of 1977. The organization is topical, with the main divisions as follows: I: general resources; 11: syntactic development; 111: semantic development; IV: grammar; and V: phonology and orthography. All references are for English (so that Slobin 1972 remains the primary reference for non-English studies) and the studies thought to be most important are set apart with asterisks. Readers There are currently three books of selected readings.
In reading research, it will usually be up to the reader to determine any particular author’s use of the term, since it is rarely defined. Later in this volume more precise definitions for its use will be developed. 1 Single behaviors One way in which we may use ‘stage’, and probably the simplest, is in the sense of a point on a continuum. This will be referred to as the continuity requirement for the use of ‘stage’. A continuous stage is one where a single dimension of behavior is being observed, and the difference between stages is only between the points along the continuum that are being selected for observation.
First Language Acquisition: Method, Description and Explanation by David Ingram