Encyclopedia of language development

Patricia J. Brooks (Editor), Vera Kempe (Editor)

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The progression from newborn to sophisticated language user in just a few short years is often described as wonderful and miraculous. What are the biological, cognitive, and social underpinnings of this miracle? What major language development milestones occur in infancy? What methodologies do researchers employ in studying this progression? Why do some become adept at multiple languages while others face a lifelong struggle with just one? What accounts for declines in language proficiency, and how might such declines be moderated?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages784
ISBN (Electronic)9781483346441
ISBN (Print)9781452258768
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Language development
  • Language and communication


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