From First Words to Grammar: Individual Differences and Dissociable Mechanisms


This book is the first comprehensive study of the passage from first words to grammar in a sample of children large enough to permit systematic analysis of individual differences in style and rate of development. The authors provide a large body of information about first words and early grammatical development in qualitative and quantitative patterns that are useful not only for researchers in the field, but for speech/language pathologists and early childhood educators interested in the assessment of early language. The results support a unified functionalist approach to language development, and have implications for the way we think about the structure and breakdown of language under normal and abnormal conditions. Reviews ‘[The authors’] challenging and fruitful questioning and their innovation in methodologies will be much more valuable for the future of the field than most of the empty theoretical fabrications that are so common in developmental psycholinguistics.’ Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography Printed Pages: 338.

Title: From First Words to Grammar: Individual Differences and Dissociable Mechanisms

Author Name: Elizabeth Bates, Inge Bretherton and Lynn Snyder in Collaboration with Marjorie Beeghly, Cecilia Shore, Sandra McNew, Vicki Carlson, Carol Williamson, Andrew Garrison, Barbara O'Connell

Categories: Language Study, Languages, Linguistics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 1988

ISBN: 0521341426

ISBN 13: 9780521341424

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Size: 16 Cms x 24 Cms

Seller ID: 003557

Keywords: Old English Phonology Linguistics Grammar