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It's the Way You Say It: Becoming Articulate, Well-Spoken, and Clear

by Carol Fleming

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED The must-have book for everyone who wants to be heard. More than just a book on business speech, it looks at the range of common communication mistakes--from repeating oneself...


Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion

by Jay Heinrichs

Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill. The time-tested secrets the book discloses include Cicero’s three-step...


Social Interaction, Social Context, and Language: Essays in Honor of Susan Ervin-Tripp

by Dan Isaac Slobin, Julie Gerhardt & Amy Kyratzis

This collection of essays is a representative sample of the current research and researchers in the fields of language and social interactions and social context. The opening chapter, entitled "Context in Language,"...


The Childes Project: Tools for Analyzing Talk, Volume I: Transcription format and Programs

by Brian MacWhinney

Volume I is the first of two volumes that document the three components of the CHILDES Project. It is divided into two parts which provide an introduction to the use of computational tools for studying language...


Language Development from Birth to Three

by Moshe Anisfeld

First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Development of Language Processing Strategies: A Cross-Linguistic Study Between Japanese and English

by Reiko Mazuka

Ever since the notion of explanatory adequacy was promoted by Chomsky in his 1965 Aspects, linguists and psycholinguists have been in pursuit of a psychologically valid theory of grammar. To be explanatorily...


Tutorials in Bilingualism: Psycholinguistic Perspectives

by Annette M.B. de Groot & Judith F. Kroll

The past fifteen years have witnessed an increasing interest in the cognitive study of the bilingual. A major reason why psychologists, psycholinguists, applied linguists, neuropsychologists, and educators have...


I=MC² : How to become a true wedding Master of Ceremonies

by Van der Spuy Brink, Marianne Theunissen & JH Labuschagne

Tired of going to weddings where the Master of Ceremonies bores all with a series of inappropriate jokes strung together by the ever annoying "this reminds me of the time" phrase? I=MC² will help you understand...


Processing Interclausal Relationships: Studies in the Production and Comprehension of Text

by Jean Costermans & Michel Fayol

During the last 10 years, more and more linguistic and psycholinguistic research has been devoted to the study of discourse and written texts. Much of this research deals with the markers that underline the...


Children's Language: Volume 4

by K. E. Nelson

First published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Children's Language: Volume 5

by K. E. Nelson

First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Phonological Acquisition and Phonological Theory

by John Archibald

Much of the work currently conducted within the framework of Universal Grammar and language learnability focuses on the acquisition of syntax. However, the learnability issues are just as applicable to the domain...


The Crosslinguistic Study of Language Acquisition: Volume 5: Expanding the Contexts

by Dan Isaac Slobin

In this final volume in the series, the contributors attempt to "expand the contexts" in which child language has been examined crosslinguistically. The chapters build on themes that have been touched on, anticipated,...


The Assessment of Bilingual Aphasia

by Michel Paradis & Gary Libben

The Bilingual Aphasia Test is a comprehensive language test designed to assess the differential loss or sparing of various language functions in previously bilingual individuals. The individual is tested, separately,...


Speech Perception by Ear and Eye: A Paradigm for Psychological Inquiry

by Dominic W. Massaro & Jeffry A. Simpson

First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Narrative Thought and Narrative Language

by Bruce K. Britton & Anthony D. Pellegrini

Since before the dawn of history, people have been telling stories to each other and to themselves. Thus stories are at the root of human experience. This volume describes empirical investigations by Jerome...


The Crosslinguistic Study of Language Acquisition: Volume 4

by Dan Isaac Slobin

Continuing the tradition of this series, which has become a standard reference work in language acquisition, Volume 4 contains chapters on three additional languages/language groups--Finnish, Greek, and Korean....


Talking Data: Transcription and Coding in Discourse Research

by Jane A. Edwards & Martin D. Lampert

This book presents the reader with a set of diverse, carefully developed and clearly specified systems of transcription and coding, arising from contrasting theoretical perspectives, and presented as alternative...


Biological and Behavioral Determinants of Language Development

by Norman A. Krasnegor, Duane M. Rumbaugh & Richard L. Schiefelbusch

This book presents a current, interdisciplinary perspective on language requisites from both a biological/comparative perspective and from a developmental/learning perspective. Perspectives regarding language...


Constraints on Language Acquisition: Studies of Atypical Children

by Helen Tager-Flusberg

After decades of research most scholars generally agree that language acquisition is a complex and multifaceted process that involves the interaction of innate biologically-based mechanisms devoted to language,...