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  • Paperback: 500 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (22 Jan. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 041588666X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521732932
  • ASIN: 052173293X
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 2.3 x 24.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 362,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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' … its extensive coverage of the research makes it a useful source for anyone concerned with early language development.' Literacy Today

'… the way in which cross-lingusitic data are deftly interwoven in the discussion in a particular strength of the work … a knowledgeable and perceptive account of child language acquisition. This will be a reference source used by many for years to come. It is a significant accomplishment and deserves a place on the shelf of teachers and researchers in the field alike.' First Language

'Much of it is deeply interesting, even when one begs to disagree …'. The Times Higher Education Supplement --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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FThis edition of Eve Clark's highly successful textbook focuses on children's acquisition of a first language. It reports on recent findings in each area covered, includes a completely new chapter on the acquisition of two languages and shows how speech to children differs by social class.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nilsu Bulut on 26 Feb. 2015
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Readable and precise 4 May 2004
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Clark is one of those few scholars who can present a complicated topic in a very accessible way. She touches on the most important and interesting areas of child language acquisition, citing others' studies as well as her own research. You don't need any previous knowledge of this field to enjoy this book. I highly recommend it!
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Heavy on data, not so much on readability 25 July 2003
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Although it was refreshing to read an account of language acquisition from the point of the view of Pragmatics, I felt the text was very dense and not organized well within the chapters. Dr. Clark includes information about many relevant experiments, but at times it was hard to distinguish her own interpretations from paraphrased citations. The chart dealing with phonetics also had quite a few errors.
I hope the second edition turns out to be better than this one!
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Do Not Buy the Kindle Edition 11 Feb. 2014
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The Kindle version of this book uses "locations" rather than page numbers, so it is not conducive to using it in a course or citing it in papers.
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One Star 3 Mar. 2015
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The book is breaking apart.
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Not a goog purchase 11 Nov. 2013
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item was delivered on time and conditions were great. However, having already a lot of experience and knowledge with first language acquisition subject, this book did not help me developing my skills.
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