' … 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
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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.