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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Learning from Picturebooks

    Perspectives from child development and literacy studies

    Edited by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, Jörg Meibauer, Kerstin Nachtigäller, Katharina J. Rohlfing

    Series: Explorations in Developmental Psychology

    Picturebooks, understood as a series of meaningful text-picture relations, are increasingly acknowledged as an autonomous sub-genre of children’s literature. Being highly complex aesthetic products, their use is deeply embedded in specific situations of joint attention between a caregiver and a...

    Published February 17th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Foreign Language Learning

    Psycholinguistic Studies on Training and Retention

    Edited by Alice F. Healy, Lyle E. Bourne, Jr.

    Based on a research project funded by the Army Research Institute, Foreign Language Learning reports original empirical and theoretical research on foreign language acquisition and makes recommendations about applications to foreign language instruction. The ultimate goal of this project was to...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Psychology Press

  10. Early Years Second Language Education

    International perspectives on theory and practice

    Edited by Sandie Mourão, Mónica Lourenço

    Series: Routledge Research in Early Childhood Education

    The age for early language learning has dropped dramatically in the past decade to include children under 6 years old, yet very little published research exists to support the implementation of such programmes. Drawing on a synthesis of theory, research and practice, this edited volume makes an...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge