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Language and Learning: The Home and School Years
by Terry Piper
Once again, this comprehensive, easy-to-read book explores the way in which children learn language, the way language is taught to children, and how these two roads to language sometimes diverge always giving equal treatment to first and second language learning. Piper tracks language acquisition, from birth through the school years, presenting numerous cases studies of ch ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published May 20th 2006 by Pearson
(first published January 5th 1998)
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Wonderful overview on language development. Focus is generally on young learners, but covers both 1st and 2nd language learning, cultural demands/differences, bilingual language development, and more. Good first book for those interested in how language, reading, and writing are first learned and mastered.