By Kirsten M. Hummel
Introducing moment Language Acquisition: views and Practices represents a transparent and concise creation to the most strategies, matters, and debates in moment language acquisition reviews aimed in particular at undergraduates encountering the subject for the 1st time.
- Follows six fictitious language inexperienced persons in the course of the textual content whose tales serve to introduce numerous suggestions and issues
- Contains particular chapters on first language acquisition and bilingualism, in addition to particular references to the latest and significant research
- Covers key subject matters together with acquisition contexts, theoretical views, language instructing tools, moment language improvement, and person changes (such as age, flair, and motivation)
- Grabs pupil realization with lighthearted cartoons that illustrate and make stronger key ideas
- Features a whole variety of pedagogical instruments to assist pupil studying, together with “language studying in perform” textboxes; bolded new phrases outlined within the margins; an end-of-book thesaurus; self-assessment and lecture room dialogue questions; workout and undertaking rules; and extra on-line viewing sections
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Symbolic play, in which a child uses an object to imitate another object, emerges during the second year and indicates that the child is capable of increasing mental abstraction in representing objects. Thus the child’s developing language accompanies her unfolding cognitive abilities; certain cognitive attainments coincide with language markers associated with those cognitive stages. For example, when a child acquires the means-end concept, words marking success or failure, such as “there” and “uh-oh” tend to appear in the child’s vocabulary (Gopnik & Meltzoff, 1993).
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