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How Language Comes to Children: From Birth to Two Years

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That children learn to speak so skillfully at a young age has long fascinated adults. Most children virtually master their native tongue even before learning to tie their shoelaces. The ability to acquire language has historically been regarded as a "gift"--a view given scientific foundation only in the present century by Noam Chomsky's theory of "universal grammar," which ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published June 18th 1999 by MIT Press (MA) (first published 1996)
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Susanna Rose
An inviting read, the relatively casual presentation helped me quickly digest the whole. I could hardly put it down. It works well as a partial introduction to the field of experimental linguistics, without proceeding too slowly.

Occasionally, though, the facts are obscured by the chatty tone. For example - non-nutritive sucking is a fascinating method and I admire the ingenuity of Siqueland and DeLucia for thinking it up. It unmistakably demonstrates powers of discrimination among infants. Howe
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excellent overview of child language acquisition
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Benedicte de Boysson-Bardies is a Director of Research in the Experimental Psychology Laboratory at the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris.

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Psycholinguiste, spécialiste de l'acquisition du langage chez les jeunes enfants. - Directrice de recherche au laboratoire de psychologie expérimentale du CNRS (en 1999)
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