Author: Julia Gillen
The Language of Children
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.
The Routledge INTERTEXT series aims to develop readers’ understanding of how texts work. It does this by showing some of the designs and patterns in the language from which they are made, by placing texts within the contexts in which they occur, and by exploring relationships between them.
The series consists of a foundation text, Working with Texts: A core introduction to language analysis, which looks at language aspects essential for the analysis of texts, and a range of satellite texts. These apply aspects of language to a particular topic area in more detail. They complement the core text and can also be used alone, providing the user has the foundation skills furnished by the core text.