Collects classic works that provide the foundation for current research in
the field of first language acquisition.
Includes selections from Noam Chomsky, Jean Piaget, Eric Lenneberg and Roman Jakobson, as well as others who contributed groundbreaking discoveries, insights, concepts, and methods.
Presents framework for understanding current work in each of the basic areas of language acquisition: morphology, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.
Provides valuable resource for students and scholars of language acquisition, cognitive development, and cognitive science.
Introduction: Barbara C. Lust and Claire Foley
Part I: Theory of Language Acquisition
Part II: The Nature-Nurture Controversies
Part III: Areas of Language Knowledge