Language development and individual differences richards brian j. (PDF) Brian J. Richards, Language development and individual differences: a study of auxiliary verb learning. Cambridge: C.U.P., 1990. Pp. xviii + 252 2019-01-26

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Language Development and Individual Differences: A Study of Auxillary Verb Learning

language development and individual differences richards brian j

As a practical elementary introduction to syntax, the book holds its own well with the opposition-its closest current contender being Morenberg 1991. It is also aimed at absolute beginners and attempts to be theory-independent. Some obvious advantages of Thomas' book are that it is well written, well organized, user-friendly and has clearly benefitted from having various drafts 'road tested' on several groups of students. By analysing relationships between input and auxiliary growth, the study attempts to resolve some of the inconsistencies in the results of previous studies which have included the auxiliary as a measure. Thomas is also, of necessity, selective in her coverage. Language development and individual differences. Recent experimental research which argues for one or another of these positions by investigating the L2 status of the Subjacency Principle is reviewed, and the implications of this research are discussed.

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Language development and individual differences : a study of auxiliary verb learning (eBook, 1990) [blueshirtsunited.com]

language development and individual differences richards brian j

This volume addresses many of the key issues which are currently exercising the minds of child language researchers, and which are likely to motivate research for some years to come. Using data drawn both from the Bristol Longitudinal Study of Language Development and from independent case studies conducted in Wales, Dr Richards points to a number of important areas of variation between children, for example in sequence of syntactic development and in the relationship between pragmatic and syntactic factors, and raises a number of important methodological and theoretical issues, such as how to assess the level of unanalytical usage and how to measure real syntactic advance. It is reasonably eclectic, however, to the extent that we frnd formalisms from X-bar syntax rubbing shoulders with the functional clause element categories of systemic grammar. The complexity principle as an indicator of holistic learning -- 7. The book will be of value to all those interested in language acquisition, whether linguists, psychologists, speech therapists or lecturers in nursery, infant and special education. For readers of this journal who are involved with the teaching of syntax to trainee speech and language therapists I would have no qualrns about recommending it as an introductory text. At the same time, children vary extensively in the age and stage at which auxiliaries emerge and also in the style and rate at which subsequent development takes place.

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(PDF) Brian J. Richards, Language development and individual differences: a study of auxiliary verb learning. Cambridge: C.U.P., 1990. Pp. xviii + 252

language development and individual differences richards brian j

Individual Differences and Auxiliary Verb Learning in Seven Children: 3. By analysing relationships between input and auxiliary growth, the study attempts to resolve some of the inconsistencies in the results of previous studies which have included the auxiliary as a measure. As far as its descriptive and analytical apparatus goes, the book draws clearly on the generative tradition. Some aspects of this variation have been linked with the quality of interaction with the child's conversation partners, others with a tendency to acquire language holistically through unanalysed 'chunks'. Indicators of analytic and piecemeal learning -- 6. Individual differences and the development of auxiliaries in tag questions-- 8. The E-mail message field is required.

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Language development and individual differences : a study of auxiliary verb learning (eBook, 1990) [blueshirtsunited.com]

language development and individual differences richards brian j

The auxiliary and the young language learner-- 2. Learning auxiliary verbs and the syntactic and pragmatic functions with which they are associated is an essential component in the child's language development from an early stage. The book is very well paced, there are plenty of carefully graded exercises and, most important, fuIl and explicit answers are given for all exercises. The E-mail message field is required. Following a principal components analysis of the adult speech variables, the most highly loading variables on the first six components were correlated with children's gain scores. There are already numerous introductions to syntax readily available. This is partly because of the new and unforeseen questions it raises and partly because of competition between different theories to provide the best explanation of the phenomenon, and which in turn engender different methods of enquiry.

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(PDF) Brian J. Richards, Language development and individual differences: a study of auxiliary verb learning. Cambridge: C.U.P., 1990. Pp. xviii + 252

language development and individual differences richards brian j

We now know more than we ever did before about the linguistic, cognitive, neurobio­ logical, and social capacities that children bring to their language learning task, as well as the ways in which these capacities interact with a whole range of factors present in the child's environment throughout the learning process, not least the particular character­ istics of the language or languages to which the child is exposed. The auxiliary and the young language learner -- 2. Learning auxiliary verbs and the syntactic and pragmatic functions with which they are associated is an essential component in the child's language development from an early stage. The'Answers to Exercises' section, in fact, takes up over a third of the book. This is above all a practical book which enables students to develop their knowledge through doing syntactic analysis. The book will be of value to all those interested in language acquisition, whether linguists, psychologists, speech therapists or lecturers in nursery, infant and special education.

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(PDF) Brian J. Richards, Language development and individual differences: a study of auxiliary verb learning. Cambridge: C.U.P., 1990. Pp. xviii + 252

language development and individual differences richards brian j

The chapters included here-all previously unpublished-present a great deal of new data and address a range of theoretical issues from a variety of perspectives. Polar interrogatives, directives and extending utterances were all found to be associated with at least one measure of development. Indicators of analytic and piecemeal learning-- 6. It should also interest those who want to understand better the problems and complexities of providing adequate descriptions and explanations for young children's developing and variably displayed knowledge of language. Research into child language development is being conducted more extensively, by more people, and in more countries throughout the world than at any point in the past. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. Far from inducing a sense of complacency, this new knowledge seems instead to create an even stronger impetus to know more.

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Language Development and Individual Differences: A Study of Auxillary Verb Learning

language development and individual differences richards brian j

The complexity principle as an indicator of holistic learning-- 7. Individual Differences and Auxiliary Verb Learning in Seven Children: -- 3. Individual differences and the development of auxiliaries in tag questions -- 8. Some aspects of this variation have been linked with the quality of interaction with the child's conversation partners, others with a tendency to acquire language holistically through unanalysed 'chunks'. Do we need yet another? Rate of development -- 5.

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Book reviews : Language development and individual differences: a study of auxiliary verb learning Brian J. Richards Cambridge: CUP, 1990. xv + 252pp

language development and individual differences richards brian j

The results are if interpreted as evidence of reciprocal, rather than one-way facilitation. At the same time, children vary extensively in the age and stage at which auxiliaries emerge and also in the style and rate at which subsequent development takes place. Student feedback such as 'Cal we have more worked-through examples, more exercises, an exercise key, clear sets of rules listed separately ftom the rtain text?. Individual differences and the development of auxiliaries in tag questions; 8. The auxiliary and the young language learner; 2. This raises the issue of what kind of evidence can be used to decide between these three positions.

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