Developmental Psychology and Family Studies Textbooks

New, Upcoming and Key Titles 2014

Language Development

  1. Primary Language Impairments in Children

    By Carolyn Letts, Cristina McKean, Helen Stringer

    Primary language impairments have major consequences for a child’s educational and social development, including literacy, and were a key focus in the Bercow review of services to children with speech, language and communication needs. This evidence-based text focuses on how best to help children –...

    To Be Published July 14th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Psychology of Language

    From Data to Theory, 4th Edition

    By Trevor A. Harley

    Now in full colour, this fully revised edition of the best-selling textbook provides an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the psychology of language for undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers. It contains everything the student needs to know about how we acquire, understand,...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Psychology Press

  3. The Sense of Hearing

    Second Edition

    By Christopher J. Plack

    The Sense of Hearing is a truly accessible introduction to auditory perception that is intended for students approaching the subject for the first time, and as a foundation for more advanced study. The second edition has been thoroughly revised throughout, and included new chapters on music,...

    Published November 18th 2013 by Psychology Press

  4. Bilingualism in Schools and Society

    Language, Identity, and Policy

    By Sarah J. Shin

    This book is an introduction to the social and educational aspects of bilingualism. It presents an overview of a broad range of sociolinguistic and political issues surrounding the use of two languages, including code-switching in popular music, advertising, and online social spaces. It offers a...

    Published August 24th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Introducing Multilingualism

    A Social Approach

    By Jean-Jacques Weber, Kristine Horner

    Introducing Multilingualism is a brand new, comprehensive and user-friendly introduction to the dynamic field of multilingualism. Adopting a compelling social and critical approach, Jean-Jacques Weber and Kristine Horner guide readers through the established theories about multilingualism. The...

    Published January 27th 2012 by Routledge