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Title Language development over the lifespan / edited by Kees de Bot and Robert W. Schrauf
Published New York : Routledge, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 313 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part I. Theoretical Approaches to Language Development -- 1. First and Second Language Development from a UG Perspective / Sharon Unsworth -- 2. First Language Development from a Usage-based Perspective / Heike Behrens -- 3. A Comprehensive Dynamic Systems Theory of Language Development / Paul van Geert -- Part II. Second Language Development -- 4. Lifespan Development of the L2 as an Intellectualization Process: An Ontogenetic Sociocultural Theory Perspective / Maria C.M. de Guerrero -- 5. A Dynamic View of Second Language Development Across the Lifespan / Wander Lowie, Marjolijn Verspoor & Kees de Bot -- 6. Bilinguals with Primary Language Impairment / Kathryn Kohnert -- 7. L1 Attrition Across the Lifespan / Monika S. Schmid -- Part III. Non-verbal Aspects of Language Development -- 8. The Development of Gesture / Marion Tellier -- 9. The Development of Sign Language / Deborah Chen Pichler -- Part IV. Methodological and Neurolinguistic Aspects of Development -- 10. Longitudinal Designs in Studies of Multilingualism / Robert W. Schrauf -- 11. The Role of Working Memory in Language Development Over the Lifespan / Susan Kemper -- 12. The Development of Neural Substrates of Language Over the Lifespan / Arturo Hernandez, Merrill Hiscock, and Elizabeth A. Bates
Summary "Language Development Over the Lifespan is intended as a reference resource for those conducting research on language development and the aging process, and as a supplementary textbook for MA courses in applied linguistics/ bilingualism programs (in schools of Education and Liberal Arts) that focus on language attrition/aging and adult literacy development in second languages. It offers an integrative approach to language development that examines changes in language over a lifetime, organized by different theoretical perspectives, which are presented by well-known international scholars."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Language acquisition.
Form Electronic book
Author De Bot, Kees.
Schrauf, Robert W.
ISBN 0203880935 (electronic bk.)
1410618919 (e-book)
9780203880937 (electronic bk.)
9781410618917 (e-book)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)