Acquisition and Development
Child Language provides a fascinating and accessible account of language acquisition, drawing on relevant theories and research. The book makes good use of exercises and discussion points to encourage the reader to critically engage, and is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the development of language.
Matthew’s writing is fascinating! It is a must book that every student should have in their library. I always find Matthew’s examples so fantastic helping us to understand difficult and complex processes in child language development.
An invaluable resource for students and others interested in language development. The second edition comes with a companion website that offers additional online resources to link to teaching and/or studying.
This is a great introduction to the topic, well-written and easily accessible. Clearly laid out, with text boxes, quizzes and key terms explained.
This is an excellent book. It is built upon a solid review of current and past research, but brings fresh perspectives to our thinking about children's language development.
Matthew Saxton's 'Child Language' is a fascinating book, giving insight into the ways in which children develop the ability to speak. Starting from pre-birth and tracing the many stages of development up to mature speaking ability, it is a thorough and engaging read. Written in an accessible and sometimes humorous style, difficult or unfamiliar concepts are dealt with in such a way that they can be easily understood.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 4 - Input and Interaction: Tutorials for Toddlers