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Language Development and Children – Must Read Books and Articles

Language Development
Language Development
I have always been amazed by the way language develops through the years, from childhood to adulthood. A couple of months ago, though, I started to be especially interested in knowing how bilingual children’s language developed. I made a search on internet, since there is no library in Thailand to be found, and obtained all kind of explanations more or less trustful. So why I decided to contact Dr Daniel Meier, professor of education at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in order to know more about it and get a list of documents and articles I could really trust.

Language Development: UCSF EED 708 Suggested Course Bibliography

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Applebee, A.N. (1978). The child’s concept of story: Ages two to seventeen. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Assessing the language development of a first and a second language in early childhood: A resource guide. (1998). Calif. Dept. of Education.

Bailey, Becky & Carolyn Brookes. (2003). Thinking out loud: Development of private speech and the implications for school success and self-control. Young Children, (58) 5, 46-52.

Baker, C. (2000). A Parents’ and Teachers’ Guide to Bilingualism. (2nd edition). Tonawanda, NY: Multilingual Matters.

Baker, C. (2000). The care and education of young bilinguals: An introduction for professionals. Tonawanda, NY: Multilingual Matters.

Bakhtin, M.M. (1986). Speech genres and other late essays. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Ballenger, C. (1999). Teaching other people’s children: Literacy and learning in a bilingual classroom. New York: Teachers College Press.

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Halliday, M.A.K. (1980). Three aspects of children’s language development: Learning language, learning through language, learning about language. In Y.M. Goodman & D.S. Strickland (Eds.), Oral and written language development research: Impact on the schools. Urbana, IL: NCTE.

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