Language Development in Early Childhood EducationBook - 2014
Written by Beverly Otto, Language Development in Early Childhood Education, 4/e efficiently combines theory, research, and practice to provide a solid foundation for understanding language development in children birth through age eight. A comprehensive resource, it focuses on the development of phonological, semantic, syntactic, morphemic, and pragmatic language skills, children’s understanding of written language, and ways in which this acquisition process can be enhanced in early childhood settings. Exact guidance on how to develop classrooms and other learning environments that enhance children’s language development is also provided. Every chapter begins with interesting vignettes of young children's language development, and throughout all the chapters, readers will discover anecdotal narratives to illustrate key concepts and interaction strategies.
Otto (education, Northeastern Illinois U.) presents a fourth edition of her text providing pre-service early childhood teachers with a foundation of knowledge they will need to develop classroom and learning environments where children's language development will be enhanced. Organization is in fourteen chapters on language development in early childhood education. Specific topics covered include theory and contexts, development, enhancing language development, diversity, infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, primary years, assessment, children with communication disorders, and school-home communications. The book concludes with an appendix of basic greetings and expressions in different languages. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)