Language Development in Early Childhood Education

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Written by Beverly Otto, Language Development in Early Childhood Education, 4/e efficiently combines theory, research, and practice to provide a solid foundation for understanding language development in children birth through age eight. A comprehensive resource, it focuses on the development of phonological, semantic, syntactic, morphemic, and pragmatic language skills, children's understanding of written language, and ways in which this acquisition process can be enhanced in early childhood settings. Exact guidance on how to develop classrooms and other learning environments that enhance children's language development is also provided. Every chapter begins with interesting vignettes of young children's language development, and throughout all the chapters, readers will discover anecdotal narratives to illustrate key concepts and interaction strategies.

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A complete introduction the language development of young children birth through age eight, Language Development in Early Childhood Education, 4/e, efficiently combines theory, research, and practice in one compelling and comprehensive resource. Keenly focused on the development of phonological, semantic, syntactic, morphemic, and pragmatic language skills, children’s understanding of written language, and ways in which this acquisition process can be enhanced in early childhood settings, it also provides concrete strategies on how to develop classrooms and other learning environments that enhance children’s language development is also provided. Every chapter begins with vignettes of young children's language development, and throughout all the chapters readers will discover narratives that further illustrate key concepts and interaction strategies. 

 

Key changes to this new edition include:

  • New material on the role of brain maturation in language development.
  • The latest research on the role of autism and its connection to early language development.
  • More information on the effects of culture on language development and implications for teachers.
  • New information on using symbolic gestures (signing) with toddlers, the theoretical foundations of language development, and code switching.
  • New templates for observing language development among infants and toddlers and for planning language-enhancing learning activities.
  • Family Connection features added to chapters 5, 7, 9, and 11.
  • Updated Teacher Resources for Chapters 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 14.
  • New information on assessment tools and procedures in Chapter 12.
  • More vignettes and examples of children’s oral and written language.

About the Author:

Beverly Otto, Ph.D., an early childhood educator for over 30 years, is professor emeritus in the Teacher Education Department at Northeastern Illinois University. She earned her doctorate at Northwestern University in teaching and learning processes, with a focus on emergent literacy. Dr. Otto teaches courses in language and literacy development for pre-service and in-service teachers, along with research for classroom teachers. Her major professional goal is preparing teachers to support children's lifelong learning through language and literacy development. Dr. Otto also served as department chair as well as associate dean in the College of Education. Dr. Otto is author of Literacy Development in Early Childhood (Pearson Merrill), and has authored articles published in international, national, and state professional journals. Her field-based research on emergent literacy has been presented at international, national, state, and local conferences. She has served as a consultant to early childhood centers, school districts, and the Illinois State Board of Education.

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