The Language of Children (Intertext)

The Language of Children (Intertext)

by JuliaGillen (Author)


The Intertext series has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary English Language Studies. Working with Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis (second edition, 2001) is the foundation text, which is complemented by a range of 'satellite' titles. These provide students with hands-on practical experience of textual analysis through special topics and can be used individually or in conjunction with Working with Texts. The Language of Children: * introduces the key theories of language acquisition and provides a historical overview of the subject * looks at all the ways children learn to communicate, from writing and talking to playing and using computers * includes a wide variety of real texts and data, from records of childrens first words to children's hand-written stories and emails * explores the language of children from a range of backgrounds and abilities, including deaf and bilingual children * is user-friendly and accessible, and provides a full glossary.


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Format: Illustrated
Pages: 110
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Published: 17 Apr 2003

ISBN 10: 0415286212
ISBN 13: 9780415286213

Media Reviews
We have here the welcome opportunity to practice textual analysis of the language produced by children from a variety of backgrounds. The book is user-friendly, and as an introductory text it will encourage undergraduate students, professional workers and parents to observe and think afresh about children's language development and the significance of the varying social contexts in which language is used and learned..
-Michelle Aldridge, University of Wales, Cardiff