How Children Learn Language.HOW CHILDREN LEARN LANGUAGE. William O'Grady. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press Cambridge University Press (known colloquially as CUP) is a publisher given a Royal Charter by Henry VIII in 1534, and one of the two privileged presses (the other being Oxford University Press). , 2005. 240 pp. Softcover soft·cov·er
Not bound between hard covers: softcover books; a softcover edition. . $24.99. Surprisingly, even after three decades of research about children's language acquisition, nobody has compiled all of the results of the researchers, giving a complete definition and clarifying how children learn language, which is an extremely important aspect for early childhood education today. William O'Grady, a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Hawaii (body, education) University of Hawaii - A University spread over 10 campuses on 4 islands throughout the state.
See also Aloha, Aloha Net. , illustrates how children acquire new words, how they discover and build them, and how they are able to identify the meaning of new words. Furthermore, he explains how children build sentences by combining words into patterns of particular sorts, and how they perceive and pronounce pro·nounce
v. pro·nounced, pro·nounc·ing, pro·nounc·es
a. To use the organs of speech to make heard (a word or speech sound); utter.
O'Grady gives a complete overview of all the pieces of children's language acquisition process and the contributions of researchers in the field, with their basis and experiences. He summarizes: "And tying it all together is the ability to learn--to form generalizations that have a good chance of being right the first time and to make corrections where there's a mistake" (p. 197). He points out that language still has mysteries that cannot be answered now, but in time more revelations may occur. Later, he concludes, "It has been probed and analyzed and studied for over two thousand years, [yet] we still understand relatively little about how it works. The mystery is compounded by the fact that every year, tens of millions of children around the world quickly and effortlessly ef·fort·less
Calling for, requiring, or showing little or no effort. See Synonyms at easy.
effort·less·ly adv. go about the job of language learning, creating the puzzle that we've been considering in this book" (p. 197).
The strength of this wonderful literary production lies in its simple and illustrative il·lus·tra·tive
Acting or serving as an illustration.
Adj. 1. manner and how the author makes the research information reported here accessible to parents, students, and other people who are not in the field. Ultimately, the book will pique readers' curiosity about how language works and how it is learned by children, and will provide them with useful knowledge about children's needs in the process of language acquisition. Reviewed by Maria C. Gomis, pre-kindergarten teacher for children with disabilities, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and currently Ph.D. student at Barry University History
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