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Language development and education; children with varying language experiences.


Language development and education; children with varying language experiences.

Menyuk, Paula and Maria Estela Brisk.

Palgrave Macmillan


220 pages




Aimed at graduate students of education, this text describes how language development takes place in children from birth through adolescence. It further explains how varying linguistic and cultural experiences can lead to marked differences in language development among children within the same age group. The authors also present an assortment of language educational practices suitable for use with children of varying backgrounds and abilities. Menyuk is professor emerita of developmental studies and applied linguistics at Boston U., and Brisk teaches at Boston College.

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Date:Feb 1, 2006
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