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Title: The Handbook of Child Language
Edited By: Paul Fletcher
Brian Macwhinney

This volume, in its twenty-five definitive papers on normal and non-normal language development, represents the authoritative and up-to-date complete sourcebook on child language development. All aspects of child's language development are addressed, including phonetics, phonology, grammar, and lexical development. Connectionism and government-binding theory, as applied to development, are fully represented. The relevance of input, cognition and social factors to language development is explored. Chapters on methodology, particularly using computer databases, are provided for both normal and non-normal acquisition.

Publication Year: 1994
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631203125
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 800
Prices: U.K. £ 24.99
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