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New and Published Books

  1. Routes to Language

    Studies in Honor of Melissa Bowerman

    Edited by Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole

    This volume contains contributions from leaders in the field of child language in honor of one of the preeminent scholars in the field of child language acquisition, Melissa Bowerman. Melissa Bowerman has had a profound, widespread, and enduring influence on research conducted in the field for...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Psychology Press

  2. Mental Logic

    Edited by Martin D.S. Braine, David P. O'Brien, Martin Braine

    Over the past decade, the question of whether there is a mental logic has become subject to considerable debate. There have been attacks by critics who believe that all reasoning uses mental models and return attacks on mental-models theory. This controversy has invaded various journals and has...

    Published June 8th 2015 by Psychology Press

  3. The Grammar of Autobiography

    A Developmental Account

    By Jean Quigley

    This is the first book to bring together four distinct literatures--functional linguistics, child language, narrative development, and discursive psychology. It is an outgrowth of the historical relationship between psychology and linguistics, especially the post-Wittgensteinian "turn to language."...

    Published June 8th 2015 by Psychology Press

  4. Language Development and Social Interaction in Blind Children

    By Miguel Perez-Pereira, Gina Conti-Ramsden

    This book provides an up-to-date account of blind children's developing communicative abilities with particular emphasis on social cognition and language acquisition from infancy to early school age. It purports to foster dialogue between those interested in the study of typically developing...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Psychology Press

  5. Beyond Nature-Nurture

    Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Bates

    Edited by Michael Tomasello, Dan Isaac Slobin

    Beyond Nature-Nurture: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Bates is a very special tribute to the University of California at San Diego psycholinguist, developmental psychologist, and cognitive scientist Elizabeth Ann Bates, who died on December 14, 2003 from pancreatic cancer. Liz was a force of nature;...

    Published May 7th 2015 by Psychology Press

  6. Processing Instruction

    Theory, Research, and Commentary

    Edited by Bill VanPatten

    This new book, Processing Instruction: Theory, Research, and Commentary, edited by Bill VanPatten--a pioneer in processing instruction (PI)--is a refreshing presentation of 10 related and not widely available articles that illustrate the role of processing instruction in second language acquisition...

    Published May 7th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Children's Language

    Volume 9

    Edited by Carolyn E. Johnson, John H.V. Gilbert

    This volume brings together the work of 32 scholars from 13 countries -- investigations of children learning 15 different languages, in some instances more than one at a time. The scope of this work -- as broad as it is -- only partially represents the research interests and approaches of the more...

    Published May 7th 2015 by Psychology Press

  8. Beyond Names for Things

    Young Children's Acquisition of Verbs

    Edited by Michael Tomasello, William E. Merriman

    Most research on children's lexical development has focused on their acquisition of names for concrete objects. This is the first edited volume to focus specifically on how children acquire their early verbs. Verbs are an especially important part of the early lexicon because of the role they play...

    Published May 7th 2015 by Psychology Press

  9. Children's Language

    Volume 11: Interactional Contributions To Language Development

    Edited by Keith E. Nelson, Ayhan Aksu-Ko‡

    These volumes present coherent sets of papers developed along two of the thematic lines that underscored the program of the meeting of the International Association for the Study of Child Language in Istanbul in the summer of 1996. Thoroughly reviewed and updated to reflect the state of child...

    Published April 29th 2015 by Psychology Press

  10. Constraints on Language Acquisition

    Studies of Atypical Children

    Edited by Helen Tager-Flusberg

    After decades of research most scholars generally agree that language acquisition is a complex and multifaceted process that involves the interaction of innate biologically-based mechanisms devoted to language, other non-linguistic cognitive and social mechanisms, linguistic input, and information...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Psychology Press