The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language

Author: Edith L. Bavin,Letitia R. Naigles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316352323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The most authoritative resource for students and researchers, The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language has been thoroughly updated and extended. Enhancements include new chapters on the acquisition of words, processing deficits in children with specific language impairments, and language in children with Williams syndrome, new authors for the bilingualism and autism chapters, a refocused discourse chapter on written narratives, and a new section on reading and reading disorders, cementing the handbook's position as the best study of the subject available. In a wide-ranging survey, language development is traced from prelinguistic infancy to adolescence in typical and atypical contexts; the material is intuitively grouped into six thematic sections, enabling readers to easily find specific in-depth information. With topics as varied as statistical learning, bilingualism, and the neurobiology of reading disorders, this multidisciplinary Handbook is an essential reference for students and researchers in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, speech pathology, education and anthropology.

The Cambridge Handbook of Psycholinguistics

Author: Michael Spivey,Marc Joanisse,Ken McRae

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521677920

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 745

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This comprehensive collection of chapters is written by leading researchers in psycholinguistics from a wide array of subfields.

The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology

Author: N. J. Enfield,Paul Kockelman,Jack Sidnell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139992325

Category: Social Science

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The field of linguistic anthropology looks at human uniqueness and diversity through the lens of language, our species' special combination of art and instinct. Human language both shapes, and is shaped by, our minds, societies, and cultural worlds. This state-of-the-field survey covers a wide range of topics, approaches and theories, such as the nature and function of language systems, the relationship between language and social interaction, and the place of language in the social life of communities. Promoting a broad vision of the subject, spanning a range of disciplines from linguistics to biology, from psychology to sociology and philosophy, this authoritative handbook is an essential reference guide for students and researchers working on language and culture across the social sciences.

The Cambridge Handbook of Literacy

Author: David R. Olson,Nancy Torrance

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521862205

Category: Education

Page: 601

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This volume demonstrates how literacy is more than learning to read and write. Literacy creates communities, organizes personal and social lives, makes possible civil society and the rule of law, and underwrites the commitment of both modern and developing societies to universal education and ever higher levels of literate competence. Everything that is involved in being and becoming literate is the concern of this interdisciplinary group of distinguished scholars.

The Cambridge Handbook of Stylistics

Author: Peter Stockwell,Sara Whiteley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139916343

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Stylistics has become the most common name for a discipline which at various times has been termed 'literary linguistics', 'rhetoric', 'poetics', 'literary philology' and 'close textual reading'. This Handbook is the definitive account of the field, drawing on linguistics and related subject areas such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, educational pedagogy, computational methods, literary criticism and critical theory. Placing stylistics in its intellectual and international context, each chapter includes a detailed illustrative example and case study of stylistic practice, with arguments and methods open to examination, replication and constructive critical discussion. As an accessible guide to the theory and practice of stylistics, it will equip the reader with a clear understanding of the ethos and principles of the discipline, as well as with the capacity and confidence to engage in stylistic analysis.

The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness

Author: Philip David Zelazo,Morris Moscovitch,Evan Thompson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113946406X

Category: Psychology

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The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness is the first of its kind in the field, and its appearance marks a unique time in the history of intellectual inquiry on the topic. After decades during which consciousness was considered beyond the scope of legitimate scientific investigation, consciousness re-emerged as a popular focus of research towards the end of the last century, and it has remained so for nearly 20 years. There are now so many different lines of investigation on consciousness that the time has come when the field may finally benefit from a book that pulls them together and, by juxtaposing them, provides a comprehensive survey of this exciting field. An authoritative desk reference, which will also be suitable as an advanced textbook.

The Cambridge Handbook of Environment in Human Development

Author: Linda Mayes,Michael Lewis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139536168

Category: Psychology

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Families, communities and societies influence children's learning and development in many ways. This is the first handbook devoted to the understanding of the nature of environments in child development. Utilizing Urie Bronfenbrenner's idea of embedded environments, this volume looks at environments from the immediate environment of the family (including fathers, siblings, grandparents and day-care personnel) to the larger environment including schools, neighborhoods, geographic regions, countries and cultures. Understanding these embedded environments and the ways in which they interact is necessary to understand development.

The Cambridge Handbook of Phonology

Author: Paul de Lacy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462059

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 697

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Phonology - the study of how the sounds of speech are represented in our minds - is one of the core areas of linguistic theory, and is central to the study of human language. This handbook brings together the world's leading experts in phonology to present the most comprehensive and detailed overview of the field. Focusing on research and the most influential theories, the authors discuss each of the central issues in phonological theory, explore a variety of empirical phenomena, and show how phonology interacts with other aspects of language such as syntax, morphology, phonetics, and language acquisition. Providing a one-stop guide to every aspect of this important field, The Cambridge Handbook of Phonology will serve as an invaluable source of readings for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, an informative overview for linguists and a useful starting point for anyone beginning phonological research.

The Cambridge Handbook of Sociocultural Psychology

Author: Alberto Rosa

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521854105

Category: Psychology

Page: 729

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This book, first published in 2007, is an international overview of the state of our knowledge in sociocultural psychology - as a discipline located at the crossroads between the natural and social sciences and the humanities. Since the 1980s, the field of psychology has encountered the growth of a new discipline - cultural psychology - that has built new connections between psychology, sociology, anthropology, history and semiotics. The handbook integrates contributions of sociocultural specialists from fifteen countries, all tied together by the unifying focus on the role of sign systems in human relations with the environment. It emphasizes theoretical and methodological discussions on the cultural nature of human psychological phenomena, moving on to show how meaning is a natural feature of action and how it eventually produces conventional symbols for communication. Such symbols shape individual experiences and create the conditions for consciousness and the self to emerge; turn social norms into ethics; and set history into motion.

The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders

Author: Louise Cummings

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107021235

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 716

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Many children and adults experience impairment of their communication skills. These communication disorders impact adversely on all aspects of these individuals' lives. In thirty dedicated chapters, The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders. The volume also examines how these disorders are assessed and treated by speech and language therapists and addresses recent theoretical developments in the field. The handbook goes beyond well-known communication disorders to include populations such as children with emotional disturbance, adults with non-Alzheimer dementias and people with personality disorders. Each chapter describes in accessible terms the most recent thinking and research in communication disorders. The volume is an ideal guide for academic researchers, graduate students and professionals in speech and language therapy.

Language-Specific Factors in First Language Acquisition

The Expression of Motion Events in French and German

Author: Anne-Katharina Harr

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 1614511748

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 402

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A growing number of studies have begun to examine the influence of language-specific factors on language acquisition. During language acquisition, German children from six years on use structures that are similar to those of adults in their language group and also encode all semantic components from an early age. In striking contrast, French children up to ten years have difficulties producing some of the complex structures that are necessary for the simultaneous expression of several semantic components. Nonetheless, in addition to these striking cross-linguistic differences, the results of this study also clearly show similar developmental progressions in other respects, suggesting the impact of general developmental determinants.

Lexikalische Kategorien und Merkmale

Author: Elisabeth Löbel,Gisa Rauh

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110959976

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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Dieser Sammelband enthält eine Auswahl der Beiträge, die 1994 auf einem Workshop zur Distinktion lexikalischer Kategorien gehalten wurden. Die verschiedenen theoretischen Richtungen zuzuordnenden Arbeiten befassen sich mit allgemeinen Problemen der Kategorisierung sowie mit Fragen, die sich speziell für bestimmte lexikalische Kategorien (Nomina, Verben, Präpositionen, Konjunktionen) insbesondere in Abgrenzung zu funktionalen Kategorien ergeben.

Psycholinguistik

Author: Barbara Höhle

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 305006014X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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Sprache begleitet uns jeden Tag. Aber wo kommt sie eigentlich her? Wir Menschen können Sprache lernen, produzieren und verstehen. Diese erstaunliche Fähigkeit ermöglicht uns Kontakt und Kommunikation, und sie unterscheidet uns von allen anderen Spezies. Doch wie kommen wir zur Sprache, und wie kommt die Sprache zu uns? Das neue Studienbuch bietet eine spannende Einführung in die Forschungsbereiche und -methoden der Psycholinguistik. Aus dem Inhalt: Kernfragen und Methoden: Was befähigt den Menschen zum Erwerb und Gebrauch einer Sprache? Wie lässt sich das erforschen? - Wissensstrukturen und kognitive Prozesse: Sprachwahrnehmung, Produktion und Verstehen von Wörtern und Sätzen - Wie kommt das Kind zur Sprache? Schritte des Erstspracherwerbs, kognitive und soziale Voraussetzungen - Sprache und Gehirn: Repräsentation von Sprache im Gehirn, Mehrsprachigkeit, Hirnschädigungen und Sprachstörungen - Experimentelle Paradigmen, Datenbanken und Analyseprogramme.

The Cambridge Handbook of Cultural-Historical Psychology

Author: Anton Yasnitsky,René van der Veer,Michel Ferrari

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316060454

Category: Psychology

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The field of cultural-historical psychology originated in the work of Lev Vygotsky and the Vygotsky Circle in the Soviet Union more than eighty years ago, and has now established a powerful research tradition in Russia and the West. The Cambridge Handbook of Cultural-Historical Psychology is the first volume to systematically present cultural-historical psychology as an integrative/holistic developmental science of mind, brain, and culture. Its main focus is the inseparable unity of the historically evolving human mind, brain, and culture, and the ways to understand it. The contributors are major international experts in the field, and include authors of major works on Lev Vygotsky, direct collaborators and associates of Alexander Luria, and renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks. The handbook will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of psychology, education, humanities and neuroscience.

Research Methods in Sign Language Studies

A Practical Guide

Author: Eleni Orfanidou,Bencie Woll,Gary Morgan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118345967

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Research Methods in Sign Language Studies is a landmark work on sign language research, which spans the fields of linguistics, experimental and developmental psychology, brain research, and language assessment. Examines a broad range of topics, including ethical and political issues, key methodologies, and the collection of linguistic, cognitive, neuroscientific, and neuropsychological data Provides tips and recommendations to improve research quality at all levels and encourages readers to approach the field from the perspective of diversity rather than disability Incorporates research on sign languages from Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa Brings together top researchers on the subject from around the world, including many who are themselves deaf

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development

Author: Usha Goswami

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444351737

Category: Psychology

Page: 816

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This definitive volume is the result of collaboration by top scholars in the field of children's cognition. New edition offers an up-to-date overview of all the major areas of importance in the field, and includes new data from cognitive neuroscience and new chapters on social cognitive development and language Provides state-of-the-art summaries of current research by international specialists in different areas of cognitive development Spans aspects of cognitive development from infancy to the onset of adolescence Includes chapters on symbolic reasoning, pretend play, spatial development, abnormal cognitive development and current theoretical perspectives

Handbook of Life-Span Development

Author: Lawerence K.W. Berg, PhD, Esq.,Karen L. Fingerman, PhD,Jacqui Smith, PhD,Cynthia Berg, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826110800

Category: Psychology

Page: 650

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"The handbook is an impressive collection of research studies and theories provided by knowledgeable contributors on life-span development from conception to old age."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly The doubling of our average life span since the turn of the 20th century is considered by many scholars to be one of the most important changes in human existence. This definitive text is the only volume to fully address, through a multidisciplinary perspective, the biological, cognitive, and psychological development that occurs from infancy through old age, and how the sociocultural and institutional factors interface with these changes. Edited by leading research scholars in the field of life-span development, the volume also includes contributions of specialists in behavioral genetics, socioemotional selectivity theory, neuroscience, ecological models, and more. It examines the dynamics of close relationships and informal ties among the elderly population, child-parent attachment relationships as a life-span phenomenon, developmental tasks across the lifespan, continuity and discontinuity in temperament and personality, the sociocultural context of cognition across the life span, and variability in approaches to social problem solving from early to later life. Given the number of recent demographic shifts, it also explores issues related to fertility, life expectancy, environmental contexts, technology, immigration, and public policy. Key Features: Integrates the full life span from infancy through old age in each chapter Considers multidisciplinary perspectives that address personal relationships, cognitive development, and social, emotional, and physical health across the life span Situates life-span development in ecological contexts (e.g., socioeconomic, neighborhood, and immigration status) Provides a concise but thorough resource for graduate seminars in life-span-related studies Highlights future issues in all areas of life-span study

The Cambridge Handbook of Metaphor and Thought

Author: Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113947166X

Category: Psychology

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A comprehensive collection of essays in multidisciplinary metaphor scholarship that has been written in response to the growing interest among scholars and students from a variety of disciplines such as linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, music and psychology. These essays explore the significance of metaphor in language, thought, culture and artistic expression. There are five main themes of the book: the roots of metaphor, metaphor understanding, metaphor in language and culture, metaphor in reasoning and feeling, and metaphor in non-verbal expression. Contributors come from a variety of academic disciplines, including psychology, linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science, literature, education, music, and law.

Spracherwerb und Konzeptualisierung

Author: Stefanie Haberzettl,Heide Wegener

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631392652

Category: Applied linguistics

Page: 273

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Beruhen Konzeptualisierungsprozesse auf Primitiva der menschlichen Wahrnehmung und laufen somit sprachunabhangig ab? Oder spielen einzelsprachliche Kategorien schon vor dem eigentlichen Formulierungsprozess eine Rolle? Inwieweit ist die Entwicklung zentraler kognitiver Fahigkeiten Bedingung fur den Erwerb sprachlicher Bedeutungen und Strukturen? Oder ist umgekehrt der Spracherwerb Katalysator fur die Entstehung konzeptuellen Wissens? Die Zuspitzung auf ein Entweder-Oder wird der Komplexitat der Zusammenhange zwischen konzeptueller und sprachlicher Entwicklung nicht gerecht. Einsichten in Kausalzusammenhange konnen nur auf der Basis von Studien gewonnen werden, die die Korrelation von Erwerbsprozessen im Detail dokumentieren und erklaren. Dies ist das Ziel der explorativen Langzeitstudien und experimentellen Untersuchungen dieses Sammelbandes."