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Language and Learning: The Home and School Years

3.09  ·  Rating details ·  11 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
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 o ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published May 20th 2006 by Pearson (first published January 5th 1998)
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Dec 31, 2007 rated it really liked it
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.
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Mar 31, 2013 rated it liked it
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I found the information in this book interesting and useful, but it was quite textbook-ish to read. I especially found the content about second language learners useful, and I'd refer back to this book for classroom strategies in that area.
Oct 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Didn't read each chapter, but it has some great insight into the field.
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