The Language of Children
Evolution and Development of Secondary Consciousness and Language 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Mathilda Holzman
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Language of Children by Mathilda Holzman
Book DescriptionThis book provides a very readable introduction for students of psychology, language, and education to how children acquire and use language. Focusing on research evidence and everyday examples, it covers a broad range of topics and assumes no prior knowledge of developmental psychology or linguistics. The emphasis of The Language of Children is on explaining psychological (cognitive, biological and social) variables in language. The development of human language use is first related to the development of signaling in other species and to the early interaction between the infant and his or her mother (or other caregiver). It goes on to relate the child's development of language to broader cognitive development, and considers the influence of schooling and social experience.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781557865168
(237mm x 160mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Feb-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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An introduction to how children acquire and use language for students of psychology, language and education. The emphasis of the book is on explaining psychological (cognitive, biological and social) variables in language.
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Author Biography - Mathilda Holzman
Mathilda Holzman is Professor in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study of Tufts University. She holds a PhD from the University of Washington and has written widely on the subject of child development.
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