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Growing Up With Language: How Children Learn To Talk
Linguistics professor Naomi Baron applies her professional expertise to the study of how children master the skill of language, a book that is "not just accessible but actually enjoyable for the average reader . . . (with) useful information on how humans create speech and language" (Bloomsbury Review).
Paperback, 286 pages
Published October 21st 1993 by Da Capo Press
(first published May 1992)
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Follows the language development of three typical kids. She presents them as real kids, but I believe they are probably composites of real kids,due to the fact that she contradicts herself twice. (The first time she says that Alex is vacationing with his parents and a physician is not present, despite the fact that Alex's father is a physician. The second time she says the as a toddler Alex watched the Star Wars movie on TV, later she says that he only watched educational kids' TV.)
Professor Baron is interested in electronically-mediated communication, writing and technology, the history of English, and higher education. A former Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright Fellow, she has published seven books. Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World won the English-Speaking Union’s Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Award for 2008. Her new book, Words Onscreen: The Fate ...moreMore about Naomi S. Baron...