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Contents List of Contributors oo Preface oo 1. On the Development of the Field of Language Development 00 Marilyn Shatz Part I. Basic Foundations and Theoretical Approaches to Language Development 00 Introduction 00 2. The Neurodevelopmental Bases of Language 00 Valerie L. Shafer and Karen Garrido-Nag 3. Formal and Computational Constraints on Language Development 00 Helen Goodluck 4. Domain-General Learning Capacities 00 Jenny R. Saffran and Erik D. Thiessen 5. How Inherently Social is Language? 00 Dare Baldwin and Meredith Meyer 6. Input and the Acquisition of Language: Three Questions 00 Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole and Erika Hoff 7. The Emergence of Language: A Dynamical Systems Account 00 Julia L. Evans Part II. Language Development in Infancy 00 Introduction 00 8. Experiential Influences on Speech Perception and Speech Production in Infancy 00 Linda Polka, Susan Rvachew, and Karen Mattock 9. Acquiring Linguistic Structure 00 LouAnn Gerken 10. Cognitive Processes in Early Word Learning 00 Diane Poulin-Dubois and Susan A. Graham 11. Syntactic Supports for Word Learning 00 Letitia R. Naigles and Lauren D. Swensen Part III. Language Development in Early Childhood 00 Introduction 00 12. Phonological Development 00 Carol Stoel-Gammon and Anna Vogel Sosa 13. Mechanisms of Word Learning 00 Gil Diesendruck 14. The Abstract Nature of Syntactic Representations: Consequences for a Theory of Learning 00 Jeffrey Lidz 15. Conversational Understanding in Young Children 00 Michael Siegal and Luca Surian 16. Bilingual First Language Acquisition 00 Fred Genesee and Elena Nicoladis Part IV. Language Development after Early Childhood 00 Introduction 00 17. Developing Linguistic Knowledge and Language Use Across Adolescence 00 Ruth A. Berman 18. Language and Literacy in Bilingual Children in the Early School Years 00 D. Kimbrough Oller and Linda Jarmulowicz 19. Second Language Acquisition in Childhood 00 Johanne Paradis Part V. Atypical Language Development 00 Introduction 00 20. Children with Specific Language Impairment: Bridging the Genetic and Developmental Perspectives 00 Mabel L. Rice 21. Atypical Language Development: Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders 00 Helen Tager-Flusberg 22. Reading and Reading Disorders 00 Heikki Lyytinen, Jane Erskine, Mikko Aro, and Ulla Richardson Index 00
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