Language Acquisition

  • Susan Foster-Cohen

Part of the Palgrave Advances in Linguistics book series (PADLL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Susan Foster-Cohen
      Pages 1-12
  3. Explaining Language Acquisition

  4. Windows on Language Acquisition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Judy S. Reilly
      Pages 143-168
    3. Nausicaa Pouscoulous, Ira A. Noveck
      Pages 196-215
    4. Koenraad Kuiper, Georgie Columbus, Norbert Schmitt
      Pages 216-240
  5. Language Acquisition, Culture and Linguistic Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Ruth A. Berman
      Pages 294-318
    3. Stuart McNaughton, Meaola Amituanai-Toloa, ‘Ema Wolfgramm-Foliaki
      Pages 319-336
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 337-338

About this book


This book provides a snapshot of the field of language acquisition at the beginning of the 21st Century. It represents the multiplicity of approaches that characterize the field and provides a review of current topics and debates, as well as addressing some of the connections between sub-fields and possible future directions for research.


evolution first language grammar language language acquisition literacy second language Second language acquisition semantics SLA

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan Foster-Cohen
    • 1
  1. 1.ChristchurchNew Zealand

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