New Directions In Language Development And Disorders

  • Michael Perkins
  • Sara Howard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Dorit Ravid, Galit Avivi, Ronit Levy
    Pages 39-49
  3. Y. Levy, A. Tennebaum, A. Ornoy
    Pages 51-60
  4. Marilyn K. Kertoy, Alison A. Morrison
    Pages 61-71
  5. Michael Garman, Christina Schelletter, Indra Sinka
    Pages 73-83
  6. Ewa Dabrowska
    Pages 85-95
  7. Spyridoula Varlokosta, Panayiota Karafoti, Varvara Karzi
    Pages 97-103
  8. Anna L. Theakston, Elena V. M. Lieven, Julian M. Pine, Caroline F. Rowland
    Pages 119-128
  9. R. Ingham, Christina Schelletter, Indra Sinka
    Pages 129-137
  10. I. Barrière, M. Lorch, M. T. Le Normand
    Pages 139-147
  11. Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole, Eugenia Sebastián, Pilar Soto
    Pages 149-168
  12. Edith L. Bavin, Carli Growcott
    Pages 169-177
  13. Carla Bazzanella, Cristina Bosco
    Pages 179-188
  14. Fabia Franco, Alessandra Tasso, M. Chiara Levorato, James Russell
    Pages 189-198
  15. Elma Blom, Masja Kempen, Steven Gillis, Frank Wijnen
    Pages 199-209
  16. Tuula Savinainen-Makkonen
    Pages 223-231
  17. Junko Shirai, Hidetoshi Shirai, Yoshiteru Furuta
    Pages 243-250
  18. Dimitris Nikolopoulos, Nata Goulandris
    Pages 261-269
  19. Nick Thyer, Barbara Dodd, Louise Hickson
    Pages 279-292
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 293-303

About this book


Research into child language development is being conducted more extensively, by more people, and in more countries throughout the world than at any point in the past. We now know more than we ever did before about the linguistic, cognitive, neurobio­ logical, and social capacities that children bring to their language learning task, as well as the ways in which these capacities interact with a whole range of factors present in the child's environment throughout the learning process, not least the particular character­ istics of the language or languages to which the child is exposed. Far from inducing a sense of complacency, this new knowledge seems instead to create an even stronger impetus to know more. This is partly because of the new and unforeseen questions it raises and partly because of competition between different theories to provide the best explanation of the phenomenon, and which in turn engender different methods of enquiry. This volume addresses many of the key issues which are currently exercising the minds of child language researchers, and which are likely to motivate research for some years to come. The chapters included here-all previously unpublished-present a great deal of new data and address a range of theoretical issues from a variety of perspectives.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Perkins
    • 1
  • Sara Howard
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SheffieldSheffieldEngland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6865-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4157-8
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