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CHAPTER 1 A Connection of Brains Separate but Related Processes The Unique Characteristics of Human Speech Speech: The Tale of Two Brains Review Questions References and Suggested Readings CHAPTER 2 Language Acquisition: A Theoretical Journey Choosing Sides The Behaviorist Interpretation The Nativist Interpretation The Generative Semantics Interpretation The Cognitive Interpretation The Information-Processing Interpretation The Pragmatics Revolution The Social Interactionist Interpretation And the Evolution Continues Review Questions References and Suggested Readings CHAPTER 3 Cognitive Development: Building a Foundationfor Language Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development: A Sociocultural Perspective The Perceptual Groundwork for Communication Review Questions References and Suggested Readings CHAPTER 4 In the Beginning: Communication Development from Birth to Two Years From the Beginning, the Infant Communicates Beyond Infancy: The Emergence of Language Stage 1: From Words to Combinations of Words Comprehension and Production: A Critical and Evolving Relationship The Role of the Caregiver in the Acquisition of Early Language Stage 1: A Brief Look Back and a Glimpse Forward Review Questions References and Suggested Readings CHAPTER 5 The Saga Continues: Language Development through the Preschool Years Stage 2: Elaborating Structure and Refining Meaning Stage 3: Producing Longer, More Adult-like Sentences Stage 4: Elaboration by Embedding Stage 5: Polishing the Act Understanding Language: Cognition, Comprehension, and Production Review Questions References and Suggested Readings CHAPTER 6 Taking Language to School and into Adulthood Bringing My Stuff to School: Pencils, Crayons, and Language Language Development during the School Years: An Overview Semantics: Vocabulary and Cognition Still Growing Together Syntax and Morphology: Still Expanding and Acquiring Pragmatic Development: Conversational Skills Continue to Improve Metalinguistic Development during the School Years Reading and Writing: New Applications of Language Language in Adulthood: Changes and Challenges And the Beat Goes On Review Questions References and Suggested Readings CHAPTER 7 The Building Blocks of Speech Describing Speech Sounds Co-Articulation: The Mix of Sounds in the Making of Speech The Landmarks of Phonological Development Theories of Phonological Development Review Questions References and Suggested Readings CHAPTER 8 Language Diversity: Regional, Social/Cultural, and Gender Differences What Is a Dialect? What Is an Accent? Regional Dialects Social/Cultural Dialects Cultural Diversity in the Public Schools Gender Differences in Language Review Questions References and Suggested Readings CHAPTER 9 Speech and Language Disorders Falling Short of Normal Communication Phonological Disorders Language Impairments Voice Disorders Fluency Disorders Final Thoughts Review Questions References and Suggested Readings APPENDIX The Anatomical and Physiological Bases of Speech, Language, and Hearing Speech as the Product of Borrowed Structures The Four Processes of Speech Respiration Phonation Resonation Articulation The Four Processes in Review The Brain: The Computer Center for Speech and Language The Ear: An Energy Transformer The Complete Speech and Language Machine Review Questions References and Suggested Readings Name Index Subject Index