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Approaches to Language Acquisition
Language acquisition theories
Aitchison, J. (1998) The Articulate Mammal 4th Edition
Bohannon, J. and Bonvillian, J. (2000) 'Theoretical Approaches to Language Acquisition' in J. Berko Gleason (ed.), The Development of Language 5th Edition
Cattell, R. (2000) Children's Language: Consensus and Controversy, London: Cassell.
Chomsky, N. (1959) 'A Review of B. F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior', Language 35 (1): 26-58.
Felix, S. (1992) 'Language acquisition as a maturational process' in J. Weissenborn, H. Goodluck and R. Roeper (eds), Theoretical issues in language acquisition
Karmiloff-Smith, A. (1992) Beyond Modularity.
Messser, D. (2000) 'State of the Art: Language Acquisition', The Psychologist, Vol. 13, no. 3: 138-143
Pinker, S. (1994) The Language Instinct
Plunkett, K. (1995) 'Connectionist approaches to language acquisition' in P. Fletcher and B. MacWhinney (eds), Handbook of child language
Smith, N. and I. Tsimpli, I. (1995) The Mind of a Savant: Language Learning and Modularity
The acquisition of discourse skills
Becker, J. (1986) 'Bossy and nice requests: Children's production and interpretation', Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 32.
Becker, J.(1988) 'The success of parents' indirect techniques for teaching their pre-schoolers pragmatic skills', First Language, 8:173-182.
Ervin-Tripp, S. (1970) 'Discourse agreement: How children answer questions' in J. Hayes (ed.), Cognition and the Development of Language
Ervin-Tripp, S. (1979) 'Children's verbal turn-taking' In E. Ochs and B. Schieffelin (eds.), Developmental pragmatics
Gleason, J. Berko (1980) 'The Acquisition of Social Speech Routines and Politeness Formulas', in H. Giles, W. Robinson and P. Smith (eds), Psychological Perspectives, Selected Papers from the first International Conference on Social Psychology and Language
Gleason, J. Berko and Weintraub, S. (1976) 'The acquisition of routines in child language', Language in Society, 5: 129-136.
Halliday, M.A.K. (1975) Learning How to Mean
Keenan, E. Ochs and Schieffelin, B. (1976) 'Topic as a discourse notion' reprinted in E. Ochs and B. Schieffelin (eds.) (1983), Acquiring Conversational competence
McTear, M. (1985) Children's Conversation
Schieffelin, B. (1986) 'Teasing and shaming in Kaluli children's interactions' in B. Schieffelin & E. Ochs (eds), Language Socialization across Cultures
Child Directed Speech (CDS) and general input issues
Collis, G. (1977) 'Visual coorientation and maternal speech' in H. Schaffer (ed.) Studies in motherinfant interaction
DeCasper, A. and Fifer, W. (1980) 'Of human bonding: Newborns prefer their mothers' voices', Science 208: 1174-1176.
Ferguson, C. (1964) 'Baby talk in six languages', American Anthropologist, 66: 103-113.
Fernald, A. (1991) 'Prosody and focus in speech to infants and adults', Annals of Child Developmental Psychology, 8: 43-80.
Landau, B. and Gleitman, L. (1985) Language and Experience: Evidence from the Blind Child
Lieven, E. (1994) 'Crosslinguistic and crosscultural aspects of language addressed to children in C. Galloway and B. Richards (eds) Input and Interaction in Language Acquisition
Messer, D. (1978) 'The integration of mother's referential speech with joint play', Child Development, 49: 781-787.
Shatz, M. (1982) 'On mechanisms of language acquisition: Can features of the communicative environment account for development?' in E. Wanner and L. Gleitman (eds), Language acquisition: the state of the art
Shatz, M. and Gelman, R. (1973) The development of communication skills: Modification in the speech of young children as a function of the listener, Chicago: Society for Research in Child Development. Monograph No. 38.
Newport, E., Gleitman, H., and Gleitman, L. (1977) 'Mother, I'd rather do it myself: Some effects and non-effects of maternal speech style' in C.E. Snow and C. A. Ferguson (eds.) Talking to children: Language input and acquisition
Pine, J. (1994) 'The Language of Primary Caregivers in C. Gallaway & B. Richards (eds), Input and Interaction in Language Acquisition
Saxton, M. (1997) 'The contrast theory of negative input', Journal of Child Language, 24: 139-161.
Snow, C. (1977) 'Mothers' speech research: From input to interaction' in C. Snow and C. Ferguson (eds.)
Talking to children: Language input and acquisition
Snow, C. (1995) 'Issues in the study of input: Fine-tuning, universality, individual and developmental differences, and necessary causes' in P. Fletcher and B. MacWhinney (eds), Handbook of child language
Stine, E. and Bohannon, J. (1983) 'Imitations, interactions, and language acquisition', Journal of Child Language 10..