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Language and African American Child - 11 edition

Language and African American Child (ISBN10: 0521853095; ISBN13: 9780521853095)
ISBN13: 978-0521853095
ISBN10: 0521853095

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0521618175
ISBN10: 0521618177

Summary: ''How do children acquire African American English? How do they develop the specific language patterns of their communities? Drawing on spontaneous speech samples and data from structured elicitation tasks, this book explains the developmental trends in the children's language. It examines topics such as the development of tense/aspect marking, negation and question formation, and addresses the link between intonational patterns and meaning. Lisa Green shows the impact that community ...show more input has on children's development of variation in the production of certain constructions such as possessive -s, third person singular verbal -s, and forms of copula and auxiliary be. She discusses the implications that the linguistic description has for practical applications, such as developing instructional materials for children in the early stages of their education''-- ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 11
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 2011
International: No



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