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Child Language : Acquisition and Development - by Matthew Saxton (Paperback)
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Presented with the latest thinking and research on how children acquire their first language, this new Second Edition helps readers develop the skills to engage with key debates and current research in the field of child language. This practical text assumes the reader has no background knowledge of linguistic theory and all specialist terms are introduced in clear, non-technical language. A theme running through the book is the nature-nurture debate, rekindled in the modern era by Noam Chomsky, with his belief that the child is born with a rich knowledge of language. Child Language is rare in its balanced presentation of evidence from both sides of the nature-nurture divide. The reader is then encouraged to adopt a critical stance throughout and weigh up the evidence for themselves.
Number of Pages: 383
Genre: Social Science
Publisher: Sage Pubns
Author: Matthew Saxton
Street Date: November 23, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-2070
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