provides a comprehensive overview of language acquisition in children
introduces students to key theories and concerns such as innateness, the role of input and the relation of language to other cognitive functions
teaches students the skills needed to analyze children's language
includes sections on the bilingual child and atypical language development
provides classic readings by key names in the field, such as Brian MacWhinney, Richard Cromer, Jean Aitchison, and Eve Clark.
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